[olug] Automating killing a *nix process from a windows box

T. J. Brumfield enderandrew at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 15:49:35 UTC 2010

I can install Cygwin if I need to.

-- T. J.

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Dave Rowe <dave at roweware.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:41 AM, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is the problem. We have error logs spitting out on Windows boxes
>> about GoldenGate processes locking up on a Solaris box. This is a
>> known bug that GoldenGate is hoping to fix in their next release. The
>> Solaris team has told me these logs aren't visible from the Solaris
>> boxes, despite the fact that is where GoldenGate is actually running.
>> I don't exactly believe that, but I have to go off what they tell me.
>> If the logs appeared on the Solaris boxes themselves, I could write a
>> script that would watch the log, try to see the error message, pull
>> out the PID and then kill the process. But the logs are only in our
>> Windows environment.
>> I've been trying to ask our Solaris team if the Solaris boxes have
>> postfix or any type of mail server running, where we could send an
>> email to those boxes with a PID to kill. But they don't seem to know
>> anything about the systems they are running.
>> I do believe there are tools where I can pass commands into a putty
>> session, but what would be the best way to automate the process of
>> either watching a log or reading an email in Windows, pulling out a
>> PID, and then passing it to the script that will run putty, and thusly
>> the kill command?
>> -- T. J. Brumfield
> Could you install Cygwin on the Windows box?  That'd give you
> 'bash'-style access to the logs, thus, you could watch the logs, pull
> the PID, then execute your command using SSH built-into Cygwin, right?
> -Dave
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