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Autologin on Serial Console

I currently have a Dec VT320 hooked up to my Debian box via a serial line
on /dev/ttyS1.  This box sits in the kitchen spewing the output of a
tcpdump and provides and interesting way to monitor network activity in
the house.

I currently have to login and run "tcpdump -i eth1".  I'd like tcpdump to
be run automatically when the console is powered up and for no input to be
accepted from the keyboard.

To that end I've investigated getty-ps and mgetty.  Both want a login or
at lease a username in the case of getty-ps.

Has anyone successfully managed to get a prelogged in console working?


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