Solaris 2.6 session lock on inactivity

User interfaces

RSC contains the following user interfaces:

  • a graphical user interface that runs using Sun's RSC Java application

  • a command line interface that can be accessed either via standard Telnet connections to the RSC Ethernet port or via PPP (point-to-point protocol) to the RSC serial interface

  • a command line interface that you can access by connecting an ASCII terminal directly to the RSC serial port.

RSC supports a maximum of two simultaneous Telnet connections per server. These can be sessions with the command line interface or RSC GUI connections to the server console (Open Console). In addition, RSC supports up to three simultaneous RSC GUI sessions.

RSC security

The hardware and procedures required to log into an RSC account on a managed server depend on the security practices of the company in question and also on whether the connection is made via Ethernet or modem. RSC accounts, individual account access rights and passwords offer additional security. RSC also records all login attempts and sends an alarm if five unsuccessful login attempts are detected within five minutes.

The properties of the modem and the telephone line at the serial RSC interface, such as a callback option or a telephone line that only allows outgoing calls, also influence the access security for remote connections via the serial interface. You can set RSC to break the connection for sessions over the serial port after ten minutes of inactivity; see also " ".


Danger -

As with any computer session, you should not leave the session unattended. Always use the RSC command before terminating the connection for your session. Also, make sure that you log out of any server session that you started while working with the RSC console before logging out of RSC.


Client requirements for RSC

To work with the RSC graphical user interface, the RSC Java application from Sun must be installed on the client. To use the RSC command shell, the client must either be an ASCII terminal or have ASCII terminal emulation software.


Note -

To run the RSC GUI Java application on a Solaris client computer, the Java Development Kit for Solaris Version 1.1.6 or a higher, compatible version must be installed on the client. This software is included in the base version of the Solaris 7 Operating Environment and on the Sun Enterprise 250 Supplement CD and can be installed from the CD along with the RSC software. The version required for the Solaris 2.6 operating environment can be downloaded from the following site:


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