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Re: [TCLUG:6569] Help in setting up headless firewall

Quoting Daniel M. Debertin (
> I have an old 486 Compaq Presario that I'd like to set up as a
> firewall/masquerading gateway. Preferably, I'd like to run it "headless",
> i.e. without monitor, keyboard or mouse, and administer it via telnet/ssh.
> My problem is that I need a monitor and keyboard, at least, to get RedHat
> onto the machine. I have two other Linux boxen -- is there a way to hook
> up one of the other machines to the 486 via the serial port, and somehow
> get it to send its screen output through there to a minicom program? Any
> other ideas? Even a crappy monitor is still too expensive for me, and I
> don't want to buy one just to use it once. Thanks for your help.

This is a thread on freshmeat (, I did not read
any response. Might want to check there.
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