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Re: Autologin on Serial Console

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Simon Tennant wrote:

> 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.

Cool ;)

> 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?

Never tried, but maybe you can do something with a script in /etc/init.d,
or instead of running a getty on the terminal a script??


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