Chapter 7. Configure incidentals

Table of Contents
7.1. Allow root to login from serial console
7.2. Change init level to textual
7.3. Remove saved console settings
7.4. Serial console is not /dev/modem
7.5. Alter target of /dev/systty
7.6. Configure Pluggable Authentication Modules
7.7. Configure Red Hat Linux

A surprising number of other configuration files need small modifications before the serial console works well.

The configuration of many items depends upon your security requirements, especially depending upon the level of trust and corresponding need for security at the remote site. By assuming a high need for security at the remote site this HOWTO can illustrate a large number of configuration items.