Remote Single User Mode.

Josh Paetzel friar_josh at
Sat Apr 10 10:33:44 PDT 2004

On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 10:29:31AM -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2004, Grant Peel wrote:
> >Happy Easter all!
> >
> >Here is an off-the-wall question....
> >I have 4 servers in Toronto (I live in London, about 120 miles south). Most
> >admin I can do remotely of course, but I was wondering, if there exists a
> >software/hardware solution that might actually allow one to reboot any one
> >of the machines remotely and alllow access in single user mode. Obviously,
> >that machine would not be accessable via the normal netwrk method, but
> >again, is there a KVM - software that would allow local access in single
> >user mode VIA a network connection to one of the other servers, or the KVM
> >directly?
> I haven't tried this on FreeBSD, but several years ago I had to do some
> single user work on an SCO OpenServer box in Texas.  I had the owner of the
> machine start sshd in single user mode, then I could ssh into the system to
> work.  The SCO box activates the network in single user.  FreeBSD would
> probably require starting network services manually.
> Bill

You might want to look into PC Weasel cards.

Josh Paetzel

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