Bug 204918

Summary: Serial console instruction out of date (/etc/ttys and onifconsole)
Product: Documentation Reporter: Mateusz Kwiatkowski <kwiat3k>
Component: DocumentationAssignee: freebsd-doc mailing list <doc>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Some People CC: kwiat3k
Priority: ---    
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Mateusz Kwiatkowski 2015-11-30 15:50:09 UTC
Handbook states that in order to enable login via serial console one must edit /etc/ttys:

"3. Edit /etc/ttys and change off to on and dialup to vt100 for the ttyu0 entry. Otherwise, a password will not be required to connect via the serial console, resulting in a potential security hole."

This is not necessary because of "onifconsole". Tested on 10.2 but this flag was introduced with 9.3.

Link to this page: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/serialconsole-setup.html