How to use the VShell® Who.exe --kill command to disconnect an active
The Who.exe command-line utility included with VShell server for Windows
installations provides information about the current active connections
to the server. As of VShell 3.5, Who.exe also offers the ability to
disconnect an active session. This tip explains the workings of the
--kill function. The --kill
option is restricted to users with administrator privileges.
The Who.exe command-line utility displays the username, session-id,
date and time of the initial connection, and the IP address or hostname
of the client machine.
To disconnect a session using the --kill
function, first run Who.exe with no arguments. This will give you the
session -id of the connection you want to terminate.
Next, run Who.exe with the --kill
command-line option combined with the session -id to be terminated.
The following example shows the complete syntax to kill Bob's SSH2
session from the example in the above screen shot:
Who.exe --kill ssh2:7
The new --kill functionality applies
to both VShell SSH2/SFTP and VShell FTPS connections. If both services
are running, there is a possibility that the same session-id exists
for both an SSH2/SFTP and FTPS connection. If this is the case, then
the session-id must be prepended with either "ssh2:"
or "ftps:" so the correct session