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I've got an idea and I want someone to tell me it's possible. If it's not you can tell me it's not. but I really want someone to tell me it's do able.
I have a Mandrake 9 linux box (recently RH 8) acting as a server in my network. it's between my internet router and and windows xp pro network. mainly it's a cacheing server but does dns for my network and network auth.
anyways I have that box tucked away in an electronics closet, I don't have a monitor hooked to it or anything like that. Everything that I do on it I can do from webmin. Except log-in. this usually isn't a problem since I measure up time of that box in weeks. I do occasionally pull it out for other work
my question is is there a program or a relativley easy script I can come up with that would login under a user when the computer is turned on? I'm an expert with windows machines but I've only been in the world of hybrid networks for a few months and I mainly just using BIND, Samba and Squid oh and of course apache.
better than that (this may be a stretch.) I would REALLY like for the thing to start booting and get to the prompt for logon. then have say 20-30 seconds waithing for a logon from root or other user and if it's not given in that time then it would login to the user I have set up as my user for it to run under as a server.
any help? thanks in advance for any info or suggestions on how to do this or how not to do this.