Topics: AIX, System Admin

Montoring a system without logging in

Let's say you have a helpdesk, where they must be able to run a script under user-id root to check or monitor a system:

First, create a script, you wish your helpdesk to run.

Modify your /etc/inetd.conf file and add:

check stream tcp wait root /usr/local/bin/
Where is the script you've written.

Modify your /etc/services file and add:
check 4321/tcp
You may change the portnumber to anything you like, as long as it's not in use.

Now, you may run:
# telnet [system] 4321
And your script will be magically run and it's output displayed on your screen. If the output of the script isn't displayed on your screen very long, just put a sleep command at the end of your script.

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