Console Server Recommendation

Nick Hilliard nick at
Tue Jan 31 18:25:09 UTC 2012

On 31/01/2012 17:27, George Bonser wrote:
> Wouldn't a program such as "conserver" running on a linux box someplace
> potentially provide these (maybe with a little extra hackery)?  We use
> that quite a bit.  One interesting option is that it allows another
> person to also watch the console session.  So, for example, I can give
> someone a console session while watching the progress of it.

yes, except that I would prefer to spend money on getting a pre-packaged
solution rather than spending time customising boxes, dealing with
customised upgrades, and so on.  Fascinating and all as they are, console
servers are a means to an end, and the less time I'm forced to spend
trashing them into submission and maintaining them on an ongoing basis, the
more time I have for productive work.


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