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Subject  :  Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 00:15
Anyone that knows if there is any sort of remote client/server based shutdown tool for OS2? Currently I'm using remote PC tools to login on the system to make shutdown... takes a while so wonderif there isn't a faster way of handling this and reboots as well via network (tcpip).

Subject  :  Re:Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Brennor rpufky1@rochester.rr.com
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 15:44

Kim (Oct 03, 2002 02:15):
Anyone that knows if there is any sort of remote client/server based shutdown tool for OS2? Currently I'm using remote PC tools to login on the system to make shutdown... takes a while so wonderif there isn't a faster way of handling this and reboots as well via network (tcpip).

Have you tried telnetting in (if you have that service enabled) and issuing either a shutdown command, or a setboot command?

Try help shutdown or shutdown /h (depending on the version you have) or help setboot for more information.

I use the shutdown command included in eCS in this means from afar. It works quite well!


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Subject  :  Re:Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 15:57
Enabling the telnet damon within OS2 is one way but I don't like it since telnet is un-crypted and the password is sent via the network as well un-crypted. Also if you check your config.sys you'll see that vital info is stored there as well when using telnet. So I'm not that big fan of that solution. Currently I'm using either NetOp or DeskTop On-Call when I want to remotly access the server and shut it down.

/Kim


Subject  :  Re:Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Brennor rpufky1@rochester.rr.com
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 16:22

Kim (Oct 03, 2002 17:57):
Enabling the telnet damon within OS2 is one way but I don't like it since telnet is un-crypted and the password is sent via the network as well un-crypted. Also if you check your config.sys you'll see that vital info is stored there as well when using telnet.

Not with the new versions of TCP/IP (v4.3 -- not sure about 4.1). Granted, telnet is still in the clear, but the password isn't stored in config.sys, it is stored encrypted in \mptn\etc\tcpnbk.tcp

The other thing you could do is set up an SSH server.

HTH,
Rick


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Subject  :  Re:Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 16:48
Ah, nice to know that at least that terrible security flaw finally got fixed. Oh yes, I would love to set up a SSH daemon on the system. But, the problem is that the only one (well two) aren't that creat and only supports one single user account to be set up. So here it would be great if there could be a port done from any other *nix.

/Kim


Subject  :  Re:Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Brennor rpufky1@rochester.rr.com
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 17:09

Kim (Oct 03, 2002 18:4:
Ah, nice to know that at least that terrible security flaw finally got fixed.

Yeah, that one was horrible!


Oh yes, I would love to set up a SSH daemon on the system. But, the problem is that the only one (well two) aren't that creat and only supports one single user account to be set up.

Ahh, didn't realize that was an issue with SSH. I haven't played with it too much. Something I still want to get setup on my box, but I think I might wait for eCS 1.1 to do it.

Rick


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Subject  :  Re:Remote shutdown utility
Author  :  Kim
Date  :  03 Oct, 2002 on 17:19
Check this thread for more info regarding the sshd that I've tried and under os2. Actually not much to say, but the url are there if you want to give it a try. Might be that something more has been done to the two version available.

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