linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?

Terry Gliedt tpg at
Mon Sep 8 08:14:59 CDT 2008

christian.peper at wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:16:34 -0800
>> From: "Alec O'Neill" <alec.oneill at>
>> Subject: linux + firefox + drac 5 console = no go?
>> To: linux-poweredge at
>> Message-ID: <C6488551576.00000106alec.oneill at>
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>> Hi all,
>> Is anyone else having problems accessing system consoles 
>> using linux + firefox + drac 5?   
>> I can access the DRAC, but when I hit "Console Redirect" I get a 
>>   Loading the Console Redirection Plugin...
>> and then nothing but an hourglass.
>> Our security team checked the FW logs, but there's nothing there.  
>> I know this used to work.  My guess is that one of the recent 
>> updates (to linux or firefox) screwed this up.
> Then you know more than I do. We have never gotten it too work. neither
> in FF1, FF2 or FF3... Sad but true. Sticking to VM with IE6 and no
> security, with VM set to discard changes upon shutdown. Works fine.

I second this too. I've stopped ordering machines with DRAC since the 
only function I really need from them is a remote console and it has not 
worked for me for a very long time.

In fact when IBM recent matched Dell on a bid I gladly jumped to using 
their gear since their RAS remote console actually works. As you can 
guess, it's a sore point with me since ALL of my machines are remote.

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