INSTANT CPU SERVER FROM LIVE CD
This assumes DHCP internet service. Change the ip/ipconfig line if needed.
term% ip/ipconfig term% auth/factotum term% echo 'key proto=p9sk1 dom=livecd user=glenda !password=password' >/mnt/factotum/ctl term% aux/listen1 -t tcp!*!17010 /bin/cpu -R &
This shortcut works on any Plan 9 system that isn't already running a standard authserver + keyfs. It works because starting listen1 with the -t flag keeps the factotum available in the namespace of the cpu listener for direct authentication. Drawterm from another OS will connect as usual. CPU from Plan 9 requires an auth server to validate the key.
SETTING UP WITH KEYFS AND AUTHSRV
Keyfs(4) is the process managing the users' key database. Create a new key database as $home/lib/keys.
term% touch $home/lib/keys
Start keyfs(4). It will ask you the password which is used to encrypt the key database file ($home/lib/keys).
term% auth/keyfs -p $home/lib/keys Password: keyfilepassword 0 keys read term%
Add a user to the key database
term% auth/changeuser -p glenda Password: loginpassword Confirm password: loginpassword assign Inferno/POP secret? (y/n) n Expiration date (YYYYMMDD or never)[return = never]: 1 keys read Post id: User's full name: Department #: User's email address: Sponsor's email address: changeuser: can't open /adm/keys.who
The last line is just a warning. You can ignore it.
Now populate the factotum(4) with the hostowner information.
term% echo 'key user=glenda dom=drawterm.test proto=p9sk1 !password=loginpassword' > /mnt/factotum/ctl
Start the authentication server on the "ticket" port.
term% aux/listen1 -t 'tcp!*!ticket' /bin/auth/authsrv &
Start the cpu service listener on the "ncpu" port.
term% service=cpu aux/listen1 'tcp!*!ncpu' /bin/cpu -R &
Then connect to your terminal using drawterm.
$ drawterm -a ip.of.the.term -c ip.of.the.term
Once you've finished the above sequence, the key database should be created correctly. So if you reboot your terminal, you don't need to repeat the whole thing again. In short, it should be enough to do the following:
term% auth/keyfs -p $home/lib/keys # you can add this command to your profile Password: keyfilepassword 1 keys read term% echo 'key user=glenda dom=drawterm.test proto=p9sk1 !password=loginpassword' > /mnt/factotum/ctl term% aux/listen1 -t 'tcp!*!ticket' /bin/auth/authsrv & term% service=cpu aux/listen1 'tcp!*!ncpu' /bin/cpu -R &
ANCIENT DRAWTERM VERSIONS
If you need access from really old versions of drawterm that don't support 9p2000 change the aux/listen1 call to listen on port "cpu" and call cpu with the -O arg. Note that '-O' refers to the capital letter O and not a zero.
term% service=cpu aux/listen1 'tcp!*!cpu' /bin/cpu -O &
To setup a proper cpu/auth server see: Configuring a standalone CPU server.
See the drawterm page for links to download source and binaries for various architectures.