Axis 207 Enable Telnet

The Axis 207 IP camera that I had been using for the snowcam is actually a fully featured Linux system.

To enable console access, you need to use the webinterface to edit the system init table.

http://192.168.1.10/admin-bin/editcgi.cgi?file=/etc/inittab

Replace 192.168.1.10 with the IP address of the camera.

Edit:

# Uncomment the following line to start the telnet server.
# tnet:35:once:/usr/sbin/telnetd

So that it reads:

# Uncomment the following line to start the telnet server.
tnet:35:once:/usr/sbin/telnetd

And reboot. You should now be able to access the system by telnetting to it.

user@host ~
$ telnet 192.168.1.10
Trying 192.168.1.10...
Connected to 192.168.1.10.
Escape character is '^]'.


4.40.3
Linux 2.6.16 on a armv4tl (17:00:35)
axis_camera login: root
Password:

[root@axis_camera /]543# uname -a
Linux axis_camera 2.6.16 #2 Mon Dec 21 15:12:17 CET 2009 armv4tl unknown

[root@axis_camera /]543# df -h
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/flash3               6.7M      6.7M         0 100% /
/dev/flash2             640.0k    332.0k    308.0k  52% /mnt/flash
tmpfs                    12.1M    116.0k     12.0M   1% /var
tmpfs                     9.0M    140.0k      8.9M   2% /var/cache/recorder

[root@axis_camera /]543# free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:        24736        15404         9332            0         1484
 Swap:            0            0            0
Total:        24736        15404         9332

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