View console Via webgui



  • Hello,
    As the title suggests, my question is:
    Does anyone know how I could view the BSD console using the webgui?

    Perhaps theres a package that allows this?
    or some other method?

    You can INPUT console commands, and thats great, but how about viewing their responses?



  • bump!



  • Anyone? :(



  • I guess the answer is that it depends on what BSD console output you want to see. For example, through the web GUI you can issue the dmesg command which shows the startup output (possibly in full, possibly in part, depending on what console messages have been output since startup). Some console output will be recorded in the system log files: Status -> System logs).

    @Grim0x:

    You can INPUT console commands, and thats great, but how about viewing their responses?

    Not sure what you mean by this. Can you give an example or otherwise elaborate? (You can issue shell commands through the web GUI: Diagnostics -> Command Prompt; if you want to interact with a program you probably need to ssh into the pfSense box)



  • Hey - Thanks much for your response ^_^

    @wallabybob:

    I guess the answer is that it depends on what BSD console output you want to see. For example, through the web GUI you can issue the dmesg command which shows the startup output (possibly in full, possibly in part, depending on what console messages have been output since startup). Some console output will be recorded in the system log files: Status -> System logs).

    Ah, lovely, lovely.
    I tried that command - and got a response forthwith.

    What I want to do, is really, to set up an IRC server on my box.
    It IS freeBSD, so its doable. 
    But thats not the issue i'm tackling in this thread, its that I've found in past attempts, that the console commands entered, dont always work.
    Mind you, that may be because the programs dont .. exist with this distro:
    (I dont expect entering "gzip" to yeild any result :p)

    But certainly "mkdir" should!

    The command "w" works too. (which shows you who is logged on / their ..activities)

    But some of them, just seem to not.

    Truth be told - that command you gave me, is the FIRST command that i've seen incite a console response in this web gui (besides "halt" lol).

    @wallabybob:

    @Grim0x:

    You can INPUT console commands, and thats great, but how about viewing their responses?

    Not sure what you mean by this. Can you give an example or otherwise elaborate? (You can issue shell commands through the web GUI: Diagnostics -> Command Prompt; if you want to interact with a program you probably need to ssh into the pfSense box)

    Ah, I understand.
    Thanks for that.
    So SHELL commands,will work just via web gui.
    But if I want to start, and communicate with an app, I need to SSH first?

    (if that is true, it still leaves the question - why doesnt mkdir work?? - try it).

    AS for your quoted question though.
    I meant- I can enter commands, but cant see the kernel responses. (so i THOUGHT, I now know that the console will give.. reponses to SOME things).

    Get me?
    What say ye? ^_^
    (again - thanks for your response - it cleared a good deal up)



  • @Grim0x:

    (if that is true, it still leaves the question - why doesnt mkdir work?? - try it).

    Please elaborate on "mkdir doesn't work". In the web GUI if you give the command mkdir I wouldn't be surprised if it appeared to do nothing (which isn't the same as "doesn't work") - you haven't told it what directory to create!

    It would be helpful if you gave more information along the lines of When I typed … as the command to web GUI menu Diagnostics -> Command  I saw … but I expected to see ...


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