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Re: CUPS, Alpine, and printserving : telnet weirdness



Tim:
>> It certainly *can* hurt to have a telnet server on a machine, or even
>> use telnet across an insecure network.

Beartooth:
> Of course. But I'm thinking of times like the many recently, when 
> one or another of my none too new machines couldn't cope at all, at
> all, with my new wide monitor. Getting to init3 requires a reboot,
> afaik -- especially in a case such as this, when the machine seems
> blind and deaf to both the keyboard and the mouse; getting into
> system-config-display a/o xorg.conf with ssh or telnet (IF the latter
> could) would be quicker.
>
>         I didn't mean to imply that I was going to install
> telnet-server.

Actually, you do.  Since without it, there'd be no way to telnet into
the box and do that.  It's the telnet server that gives you a command
line interface when you telnet into the box.

On the other hand, you don't have to remotely access a box to
reconfigure the display, you can do that on the box, itself.  Just CTRL
+ALT+F1 and you're at a text-only terminal that ought to work on just
about every graphics chipset.  No rebooting or changing run levels
required.  Though, once you're in that text interface, you can change
run levels, if you want to or need to.  e.g. To kick some services back
into life after a reconfig.

-- 
[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.26.6-79.fc9.i686

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