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Using conserver

Connecting to a console is easy:

console <machine>

The console command is currently installed on Solaris and Linux machines.

After asking for your password (same as to login to csw), this will connect you with read/write if no one else is connected to the console already. Otherwise it puts you in
spy (read-only) mode.

Conserver has a control sequence, ^Ec (ctrl-E, then c) which is then followed by a command (usually one character). If you then type ? it will give you a list of things you can do and the character that does them.

The two most common things are to disconnect: ^Ec. (period after the c) and to break: ^Ecl0 (ell-zero)

Log files are now kept in /var/log/conserver/<machine>.log

There is a unified log in /var/log/conserver.log

The following is what you get when doing ^Ec?:
 .    disconnect                       
 ;    move to another console
 a    attach read/write                
 b    send broadcast message
 c    toggle flow control              
 d    down a console
 e    change escape sequence           
 f    force attach read/write
 g    group info                       
 i    information dump
 L    toggle logging on/off            
 l?   break sequence list
 l0   send break per config file       
 l1-9 send specific break sequence
 m    display the message of the day   
 o    (re)open the tty and log file
 p    playback the last 60 lines       
 P    set number of playback lines
 r    replay the last 20 lines         
 R    set number of replay lines
 s    spy mode (read only)             
 u    show host status
 v    show version info                
 w    who is on this console
 x    show console baud info           
 z    suspend the connection
 |    attach local command             
 ?    print this message
 <cr> ignore/abort command             
 ^R   replay the last line
 \ooo send character by octal code

Last Modified: Dec 19, 2016 11:12 am US/Eastern
Created: Nov 10, 2006 1:46 pm US/Eastern by admin