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AutoLogin to Console on 7.0

rondroid

AutoLogin to Console on 7.0
« on: February 06, 2006, 08:30:17 PM »
Hey all, just installed the latest version 7 - Pre1.
Seems to be running well. Good job to all.
On my version 6.01 machine it always goes straight to the
console after boot, without the need for me to login and then
type "console".
I would like to set that same functionality up on my new version 7
machine. How can I do that?

Thanks,
Ron

Re: AutoLogin to Console on 7.0
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 12:27:32 AM »
Quote from: "rondroid"

On my version 6.01 machine it always goes straight to the
console after boot, without the need for me to login and then
type "console".


You never have to type "console". It is run automatically if you login as "admin".

If you really want to have the old (less secure) behaviour, you can have it:

config set ConsoleMode auto
signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot

rondroid

AutoLogin to Console on 7.0
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 02:05:00 AM »
Thanks Charlie  :-)
Yes, less secure but I only use the machine
on a closed/firewalled LAN for some dev & testing.

Ron  :pint:

AutoLogin to Console on 7.0
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 03:49:28 AM »
Very co-incidental... I was just looking in the manual about this and I found in chapter 6.  http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs//bobk/SME_Manual/chpt-06.0.html

Instructions on what needs to be changed.

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When installation is complete and if you set server console mode to "auto", the opening screen of the SME Server server console will appear:


I just restored a backup of a SME6.0 to my new SME7.0pre1 server and noticed that the auto login was there but I wanted to turn it OFF.

For those who can't work out the logic or a read a manual - if you want to DISABLE the automatic login to the server console then do this.

config set ConsoleMode login
signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot


Cheers
Aaron


PS: Is there anywhere in the manual that describes the DATABASE "keys" or other settings such as "CONSOLEMODE" etc? I could find reference in the manual.
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AutoLogin to Console on 7.0
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2006, 11:32:03 AM »
Quote from: "AaronG"
Very co-incidental... I was just looking in the manual about this and I found in chapter 6.  http://mirror.contribs.org/smeserver/contribs//bobk/SME_Manual/chpt-06.0.html

Instructions on what needs to be changed.

Quote
When installation is complete and if you set server console mode to "auto", the opening screen of the SME Server server console will appear:


I just restored a backup of a SME6.0 to my new SME7.0pre1 server and noticed that the auto login was there but I wanted to turn it OFF.

For those who can't work out the logic or a read a manual - if you want to DISABLE the automatic login to the server console then do this.

config set ConsoleMode login
signal-event post-upgrade
signal-event reboot


Cheers
Aaron


PS: Is there anywhere in the manual that describes the DATABASE "keys" or other settings such as "CONSOLEMODE" etc? I could find reference in the manual.


How do you get out of the Server Console to do this?
Regards,
William

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 01:57:56 PM »
Just go into another virtual terminal log in and run those commands.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 02:22:37 PM »
This must be different on SME 6.

I connected to it with PuTTy and I still got the Server Console.
Regards,
William

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006, 11:28:18 PM »
Did you log in as root or admin?
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2006, 01:12:53 AM »
root


Resolved in original thread.
Regards,
William

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mrkiwi

AutoLogin to Console on 7.0
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2006, 05:44:47 AM »
Hi. This is a little OT, but ...

rondroid : I realise you are referring to the physical console (ie monitor) and probably know more about this than me, but if you want to do your dev from the comfort of your [insert favorite chair] rather than in front of a noisy server, I'd just use putty over ssh. If you set it up as in the last post of this thread ;
http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=28301.0
then you can just double click putty, and bam - your in - no passwords or usernames, and even though you are firewalled, it is still secure (even more so than normal passwords?).

HTH,

MrKiwi.