maxsec at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 22:51:43 PDT 2005
If you've got money then Cyclades or Perle console servers are the way to
On 10/16/05, Grant Peel <gpeel at thenetnow.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have asked this question before, so if it looks familiar ...
> I am hoping all the reading I have done over the past few weeks makes this
> instance of the qeustion clearer.
> 1 Dell 24 Port Switch, WAN connection to my ISP.
> 5 Dell Serers, each with 2 NICs.
> 1 NIC on each connected to SWITCH - VLAN 1 -WAN (Many different IP's).
> 1 NIC on each connected to SWITH - VLAN 2 -LAN (192.168.0/24)
> Each Server has 2 Serial ports, unused.
> Each Server has 2 USB ports, unused.
> All servers running FreebSD
> 2 Running 4.10
> 1 Running 5.2.1
> 1 Running 5.4
> 1 Running 4.4 (Slave3 Nameserver only).
> I am ~ 120 miles from the server cage these are located in. So traveling
> there is a real pain.
> I have been reading everything I can find on consoles, ttys, blackboxes,
> Lantronix serial cables etc, etc ,etc ,etc ...
> What I am looking to do, is to connect all the servers to a device, or,
> daisychain them together so that even if I reboot a broken machine, I can
> still get to a "boot ?" prompt, not to mention single user mode and normal
> ssh shell prompt. (of course I already have the latter through IP when the
> machine boots correctly.
> So my question is, can a machine be made to still be remotely accessable
> (any method), when file systems are not mounted, or, kernel not loaded? If
> so, using what setup?
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