stop command gracefully brings down a VAST server, and is the analog of
While it is technically possible to shut down a VAST server gracefully by
SIGINT(2) to the
vast start process, it is recommended to use
stop to shut down the server process, as it works over the wire as well and
guarantees a proper shutdown. The command blocks execution until the node has
quit, and returns a zero exit code when it succeeded, making it ideal for use in
launch system scripts.