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Re: Server Access Problem

On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 16:40 +0100, Dan Track wrote:
> Hi
> I've got an interesting problem. Basically I've installed a server (to
> be honest its rhel 2.1), and I neglected to install any network tools.
> I currently don't have physical access to it. I only have kvm access
> to the console. Since I can't find any familiar network tools e.g
> wget, ftp, ssh .telnet I'm at a loss as to how to download the
> packages on to the server. Just to add the server does have network
> connectivty.
> Does anybody have any smart ideas?
> Thanks in advance
> Dan

If I understand correctly, you don't have network access to the machine,
but you have some kind of remote kvm over IP thingy in place that allows
you to "type" on the console?

If this is the case and the drivers on the system have properly loaded
for your network adapter, you should be able to 'up' the interface on
the console:

ifconfig eth0 XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX netmask XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX 

This would get you on the network at least.

In addition you can add the default gateway to /etc/sysconfig/network:


At that point, your machine should be pingable.  If you don't have ssh

service sshd start

If you don't have ssh installed:

up2date --install sshd

At least that's how I remember RHEL 2.1 working.  I hope this helps.


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