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How can I formally write a sentence meaning that I am not using the server now and I have exited it?

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How about, "I am logged off of the server."? –  Kristina Lopez Feb 6 '13 at 12:07
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Please flesh out your question. This could be written in a large number of ways, none better than any other. You might get good advice in the writer's chat room. –  Matt Эллен Feb 6 '13 at 12:28

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I have logged off from the server. (or logged out)

I am disconnected from the server.

If it's formal and technical, then it might be better to say "I am not actively using the server" for a stateless protocol (like the web), or "I have stopped using the server and my session has timed-out/expired" (like the web with cookie-based sessions). If you don't know the technical distinction of those from logging out, then it probably isn't a context where they matter, and you should just use "logged off from".

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Normally, logged off means that you have invalidated your authentication credentials, and would require a new user/passwd combo to log back into it. And yes, I prefer log in/out over on/off myself. Doesn’t sound so ancient IBMish. –  tchrist Feb 6 '13 at 12:15
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@tchrist I think normally it's a very vaguely defined word that's horribly inconsistent in usage, in both technical and non-technical contexts. –  Jon Hanna Feb 6 '13 at 12:26

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