Remove access to server @ bios level, behind firewall

Richard Esplin richard-lists at
Tue Jul 17 12:28:58 MDT 2012

Tripp Lite makes a box that provides an SSH interface for serial connections. I have used that in the past to do this sort of thing. I don't remember the specific model I used.

Good luck.


On Monday July 16 2012 13:56:10 Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Chris Wood <chris at> wrote:
> > A clunky way would be to do IPMI and then have some sort of tiny linux
> > box/device attached to the remote server that has a vpn connection back to
> > us.  Or, find a KVM over IP that can punch through the firewall.
> >
> > Anybody aware of an elegant way to do this?
> I think that's a pretty common way to do this.  All of your servers
> have IPMI on a LAN that's just for IPMI access. You have the GW on
> that LAN establish a VPN to your other site so that you can admin them
> as needed.
> Let us know if you come up with something more elegant than that :)
> Best,
> Gabe

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