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Re: SSHd



Matthew Miller (mattdm mattdm org) said: 
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 01:01:45PM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > Kick yourself for using VNC? :)
> > > Is there some way to access the shell in a VNC install before rebooting?
> > > Or do you only get the one console?
> > You only get the GUI. (Well, there's telnet mode, but as long as you're
> > talking about insecure things...)
> 
> I guess I have no immediate solution for this case, then. However, I'd
> rather try to develop some solution than let this be a sticking point
> holding back everyone else.
> 
> One thing an advanced user in this situation could do is configure a yum
> repository with a package containing the /root/.ssh/authorized_keys file.
> 
> But really, it seems like the "can't get to a shell during/after an install"
> can leave you stuck in a number of cases, not just this one....

It's just that realistically, changing this would essentially mean
"any headless machine will not be able to be logged into without kickstart
machinations". I don't think that's an improvement.

Bill


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