System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

ProcedureHow to Enable an Auxiliary (Remote) Console

The consadm daemon does not start monitoring the port until after you add the auxiliary console with the consadm command. As a security feature, console messages are only redirected until carrier drops, or the auxiliary console device is unselected. This means carrier must be established on the port before you can successfully use the consadm command.

For more information on enabling an auxiliary console, see the consadm(1m) man page.

  1. Log in to the system as superuser.

  2. Enable the auxiliary console.

    # consadm -a devicename
  3. Verify that the current connection is the auxiliary console.

    # consadm

Example 15–3 Enabling an Auxiliary (Remote) Console

# consadm -a /dev/term/a
# consadm