[lug] remote management hardware?
jafo at tummy.com
Mon Apr 11 03:31:41 MDT 2011
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On 04/09/2011 07:09 PM, karl horlen wrote:
> I have a related question. I understand what IPMI is and why it's
> useful. But I never understood how it implements login security.
IPMI includes a protocol for accessing the management functions, and as
part of that protocol it supports authentication. For details on the
authentication implementation, you'd probably need to read the standards
And know which version of the protocol you are speaking. You can create
users and set passwords for IPMI access.
If you are saying "IPMI" when you mean a generic remote control
co-processors, then the authentication they use depends entirely on the
specific implementation. HP iLO, IIRC, have SSH access that you can even
get text-mode console interaction, most provide a web interface, many
provide SNMP, some provide IPMI, some use VNC or a custom protocol for
remote console access, etc...
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