On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 09:46:27AM +0100, Wynne, Conor wrote:
> Well, I removed the graphics board from the machine, so now it only has
> network cards installed, nothing else. OK, the reason is, the keyboard
> chipset thingy shuts the power off the the system board as soon as you start
> typing, strangest thing ever!!!
Well that sounds like the bestest security feature ever! Console access no
longer helps, unless they manage to swap hard disks. I wonder if anybody
has details for what motherboard modifications are required... ;)
(only joking... mostly!)
> Now I must telnet to the dial up machine (haven't tried out this ssh stuff
> yet) and su - root to run wvdial. Grand when I'm there, but I don't wan't to
> give anyone my root password and I don't like telnetting and su 'ing as its
> not secure.
diald I haven't used, but there's plenty of documentation etc. -
That'll do your connect on demand thing.
Another option would be for you to check out webmin -
That gives you your web interface, something like smoothwall I guess. You
can enable SSL if you're worried about unencrypted connections. And then
create buttons to run the commands to connect/disconnect to/from the
Internet (check the 'Custom Commands' section).
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