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Backdoor into a Server that is Locked by Scrsaver

Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Ulrich Wolf

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Posted: 17 Aug 2005

"Good work-around to help an admin out of a pinch."
--Kirk Coombs, Product Specialist

Sometimes an admin may really need a backdoor to his server. For example if the admin does a dsrepair and the replica is locked while scrsaver.nlm is active, he will have trouble getting back into his console session after scrsaver has locked the screen.

SOLUTION: Lucky be the admin who has cron.nlm running and Cool Solutions nwcron utility at hand. With nwcron he can create a cron job which will just unload scrsaver.nlm. Just wait a short time, perhaps get yourself a cup of java, until scrsaver disappears.

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