I've been messing around with CentOS5 recently. I've made a piece of software that runs when the server boots and does what I need it to do. Since the software is network/web related, I don't need interactive login to the local terminal of the server.
I want to setup an "info" screen on the local terminal that shows you the current ip address of the server as well as other stats. I don't want you to have to log in to the local terminal to see the info screen. I just want it to be displayed on the local VGA output once the server is booted.
I'm talking about something like this screen:
Any thoughts? I'm not sure I understand the flow of the local terminal. How one would get it to switch from showing the login prompt to something like this? Are their any open source software projects that already do something like this?