[vcf-midatlantic] Unscientific informal keyboard poll...

jsalzman at gmail.com jsalzman at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 14:19:12 EST 2018

I have to agree with Ian. All servers are generally configured to be
remotely controlled, allowing the remote mouse/touchpad/keyboard to be
used. No need for extra components connected to the server outside of
initial setup. Besides, having a mouse/keyboard connected to it draws
undesired public attention. Go with a headless server which will remain
inconspicuous. Only connect peripherals to it when absolutely needed.

On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 1:59 PM, Ian Primus via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 1:55 PM, Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > We have people who are CLI phobic
> So? This is a server. It's only going to be administered at the
> console very rarely, if ever. You really only need the keyboard and
> monitor to do the initial install. And it's not like a server has a
> graphical interface in the first place. The only reason anyone would
> *ever* need to be using the physical keyboard at the server console is
> if something is very wrong.

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