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RConsol p-word manually typed on reboot?

By knye ·
When our servers go down and reboot themselves after a power outtage, we have had to drive to the individual buildings to type in the rConsole password so that the boot will finish. Is there a way to edit our ncf files so that there will be a password required when remotely using rconsole but without having to manually type in the password at the console during a reboot? TIA!

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by tparrett In reply to RConsol p-word manually t ...

INETCFG is the best solution. INETCFG>Manage Configuration>Configure Remote Console Access. I prefer this method because it doesn't write the rconsole password in the autoexe.ncf file; therefore, providing a "little" more security.

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by neilgoodenough In reply to RConsol p-word manually t ...

yes
In autoexec.ncf:
LOAD REMOTE <password>
LOAD RSPX or RS232

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by rogerndgreen In reply to RConsol p-word manually t ...

Although all the other answers are correct, it still leaves the password in "plain text". The inetcfg route is marginally more secure than the autoexec route, but even better is to encrypt the remote password, like this:

At the console, type

LOAD REMOTE <password>
REMOTE ENCRYPT <password>

This will then give back the prompt on how to load remote and ask you if you want to add it to the LDREMOTE.NCF file. For exampe:

To use this password use the command:
Load REMOTE -E BDC8DBBD8328222182

Would you like this command written to SYS:SYSTEM\LDREMOTE.NCF? (y/n)

At this point you can do any of the following:
1) Add the line LOAD REMOTE -E BDC8DBBD8328222182 into the AUTOEXEC.NCF
2) Add the line LDREMOTE in the AUTOEXEC.NCF

The remote password is now encrypted.

For Autoexec, also read inetcfg.

Hope this helps

Roger

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