Projects / ConMan


ConMan is a serial console management program designed to support a large number of console devices and simultaneous users. It supports local serial devices, remote terminal servers (via the telnet protocol), IPMI Serial-Over-LAN (via FreeIPMI), Unix domain sockets, and external processes (e.g., using Expect to control connections over telnet, ssh, or IPMI Serial-Over-LAN). Its features include logging (and optionally timestamping) console device output to file, connecting to consoles in monitor (R/O) or interactive (R/W) mode, allowing clients to share or steal console write privileges, and broadcasting client output to multiple consoles.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Apr 2011 02:14

    Release Notes: Concurrency bugs were fixed in IPMI SOL connections. Support was added for IPMI SOL cipher suite IDs, privilege levels, and workaround flags. Support was added for disabling fcntl locks on console log files. Note that configuring "--with-freeipmi" now requires freeipmi-1.0.4 or later.

    •  16 Jun 2010 01:16

      Release Notes: The license was changed to GPLv3 or later. The homepage was changed. Bugs were fixed in IPMI SOL reconnects and process-driven reconnects.

      •  19 May 2009 20:30

        Release Notes: A bug where consoles trapped in a downed state could cause the poll loop to spin was fixed. The 'server coredump' and 'server coredumpdir' config directives were added.

        •  22 Apr 2009 01:35

          Release Notes: Builds with gcc-4.4 on Fedora 11 were fixed.

          •  15 Apr 2009 01:27

            Release Notes: Support was added for FreeIPMI. Console scripts were added for Sun ELOM and Sun Fire V20z/V40z.


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