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remote console access to a linux box

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 09:45:40AM -0700, Antoinette wrote:
> Hey All,
> I've been working on this issue for awhile, without any success.
>  Here goes:
> I have a linux box running Red Hat Linux release 8.0.  And, I'm
> attempting to connect remotely via a remote console tool,
> ConsoleWorks v1.5 and v2.0.  On the linux box, I setserial to
> 9600 baud, on the ConsoleWorks side, everything is configured
> correctly for access.

I have used Linux for about 8 years, configured console access to many
a system, but honestly I've never ever had a need to use the setserial
program.  If you configure your system properly, you shouldn't need to
do it.

So, first, are you sure that your system is properly configured to
allow console access?

  1. Are you passing options to the kernel to tell it to use the
  serial port as a console?  If so, how, and which options?

  2. Are you running some sort of getty process on the tty?  If so,
  which getty, and how is it started?  What are the command-line
  options you're using?

Let's start there, and see where it gets us.  :)

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