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Old 11-30-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
rickseiden
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Preventing Login


How do you stop the login prompt from coming up when you start your machine?

I mean, I want the system to boot, but no local logins allowed. Not even a prompt for it.

Thanks

PS: Why would I want this? I'm thinking of building an ftp appliance distribution that would have a web based administration module. All admin activites could be done through there without the need for an actual console to log into.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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1) edit your /etc/inittab, usually heavily commented, you'll get it.
2) you should always leave one console or be prepared to have to use a livecd to recover, say you need to fix the "web based administration module" (it will happen, trust me. Guy I know named Murphy told me =] ).
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:36 PM   #3
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1) edit your /etc/inittab, usually heavily commented, you'll get it.
2) you should always leave one console or be prepared to have to use a livecd to recover, say you need to fix the "web based administration module" (it will happen, trust me. Guy I know named Murphy told me =] ).
1) Thanks for the vote of confidence!

2) That wouldn't be the lawyer who created Murphy's Law, is it? I was planning on the liveCD part, but ssh might not be a bad idea.

THANKS!
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:45 PM   #4
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no problem.

nah, must have been some other murphy =D
but what im saying, is that even using ssh is a bad idea, you should still have some kind of almost-idiot-proof way of doing it (say the network goes down for an unspecified reason). You can a) suffer the downtime with a live cd, or b) log in, start back up, and have much lower downtime. Though if downtime isnt that important, by all means just use shh.

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