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override an existing session?

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AppleJason Calculating status...
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Dec 10, 2012 4:36 PM

If another person is connected to our server via ARD (likely ME, but forgot to close the connection, and I don't remember where from) is there a way to kill or override the ARD session?  SSH?

 

The only way I know how is to force reboot the computer (hold button down) but that is not ideal...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), i5 with Thunderbolt
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to AppleJason)

    If you can SSH into the server from Terminal, try the kickstart command to restart the ARD client:

     

    /System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Resources/ki ckstart -restart -agent

     

    Regards.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to AppleJason)

    That would be how it's supposed to work, if I understand your description correctly. "B" will of course reconnect to "A" when you run ARD on "B". You said, again unless I misunderstood, that you had some other system, "D", holding the connection and blocking you from connecting from "B", in which case using the killall command should get that to release from "D" unless ARD on system "D" is still running in which case it will probably reconnect.

     

    Have I misunderstood your scenario?

     

    Regards.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to AppleJason)

    Forgive what may be a dumb question on my part, but have you actually tried the kickstart command on the actual server itself? Or have you just been trying this in the "simulation"?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to AppleJason)

    It may be that, as in my previous suggestion, the ARD app on "C-U" is immediately reconnecting, but without setting up a similar test setup, I can't be certain. Perhaps someone else here will have some insight into the situation.

     

    Regards.

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