[arch-general] How to reboot remotely without hanging ssh session?

Delcypher delcypher at gmail.com
Wed Feb 5 15:20:22 EST 2014

Although this isn't really solution you could simply terminate the ssh
connection after running ``systemctl reboot`` by pressing the escape
character ('~' by default) and then '.' (see "ESCAPE CHARACTERS" in
``man ssh``).

If you know ssh is going to hang, exiting is just two keystrokes away.
I know it's not ideal but its good enough for me.

On 5 February 2014 20:05, Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 09:01:09PM +0100, Karol Babioch wrote:
>> Am 05.02.2014 20:19, schrieb David C. Rankin:
>> >   However with systemd, using "systemctl reboot" the ssh session hangs
>> > until the remote host reboot or a timeout occurs.
>> you probably want to follow the following discussion(s):
>> - https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/31250
>> - https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1166093
>> So, this is actually known and there seems to be no "clean" solution.
> I had the same problem with remote poweroff some months ago.
> The solution I used was to create a delayed systemd target.
> Ciao,
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