remote access solutions for rebuild world ??

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Aug 21 12:31:39 UTC 2006

In response to ke han <ke.han at>:

> I am about to purchase a new server for FreeBSD 6.1.  For rebuilding  
> world, I will need secure remote access to the server while booting  
> in order to startup in single user mode.
> What solutions do other user recommend for this?  Any particular  
> favored than others?  Specific hardware recommendations are welcome.
> thanks, ke han

If you purchase a server with a serial port (not USB) you can set up a
console server and use a serial console.  Dell has the "Dell Remote
Access Card" (DRAC) option available for most of their servers, I'd
assume that other vendors have similar capabilities.


Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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