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Iain Rae iainr@inf.ed.ac.uk
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 06:00:05 -0800 (PST)

cfowler wrote:
> I'll give more insight to why I did this.  It is almost impossible for
> me to gain access to my consoles over a firewall.   You see the the main
> process offers me port 1024 then adds 1 each new connection.  I can not
> open up 1024 - 1096 or whatever on my firewall.  What we've done is made
> it simple.  Now the process only uses 783 and 782 ports and no more. 
> This may not be an issue for some but was for us.  Maybe this behavior
> is something that can be looked at in 8.0 version.  Having 2 possible
> ports are okay but having a  N number of possible ports, IMHO are not.  

If you only have one console server you could ssh onto the console 
server and run console via the loopback address.

Doing it with more that one is also possible (but a bit convoluted).

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