[tech] Serial terminals in the hallway
nick at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Sep 29 18:43:49 WST 2011
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 05:42:16PM +0800, Luke Williams wrote:
> Merlo is a wheel-only box at the moment. There are a few different
> options for opening the serial terminals to members:
> - Remove the login restrictions.
That's a pretty good option. It's already a LDAP client, which suprised
me, but I guess dispsrv as it stands needs that. I'd like to see what it
takes to make it work standalone if the network was down.
> - Create a restricted login environment on merlo (eg: a VM with serial
Maybe, or something like (thanks [DAA]!):
> - Send the serial data somewhere else. If there's a standard way of
> doing this I'd like to hear it. I have in mind an inetd entry piping
> data through the serial port on merlo and getty piping data through
> netcat in the login host's inittab. Your incentive to suggest
> something better is that I might actually do it.
ser2net, sredird are good servers, not sure what the best RFC-2217-ish client
is. Possibly "nvtty: Network Virtual Terminal":
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