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

Don't you run into problems with keyboard errors when you boot? I thought
that, on some computers at least, it won't continue booting if it gets a
keyboard error.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel M. Debertin []
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 1999 9:05 PM
> To:
> Subject: [TCLUG:6569] Help in setting up headless firewall
> 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.
> ~Dan
> Dan Debertin			| Never attribute to malice
>  		| what can be adequately explained
> Minneapolis, MN			| by stupidity.
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