[ltp] Telnet into console

olusola omosebi linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 21 May 2003 13:41:19 -0400

i am trying to telnet into a terminal, connecting via seial (ttyS0)
and i cat just get it. it says invalid port or something when i specify 

>From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
>Reply-To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
>To: linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
>Subject: Re: [ltp] Telnet into console
>Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 13:31:47 -0400
>On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 01:02:00PM -0400, olusola omosebi wrote:
> > Anyone knows How?
>This question isn't well defined.  Exactly what do you mean by that?
>If you mean receiving the log messages that appear on the console, you
>can just telnet (or more securely ssh) into the machine, and just run
>"tail -f /var/log/kern.log".
>If you mean logging into the machine, just telnet or ssh into the
>machine directly.  If you mean logging in via failsafe mechanism that
>will always work, regardless of whether or not networking works, well,
>that's impossible by definition if you're using telnet.  You have to
>use a serial console for something like that.
>If you mean using one machine with a lot of serial ports as a
>concentrator to check on the console of a large number of servers in a
>rack, I suggest you check out the conserver package (sources
>downloadable from http://www.conserver.com).
>						- Ted
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