[CentOS] Mgetty for out of band management - which modem?

Robert kerplop at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 5 03:23:45 UTC 2007

Nick wrote:
> gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net wrote:
>> Why not just go with a USB to serial converter and a good ol' US 
>> robotics external modem?
>> Geoff
>> Sent from my BlackBerry wireless handheld.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nick <list at everywhereinternet.com>
>> Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:01:39 To:centos at centos.org
>> Subject: [CentOS] Mgetty for out of band management - which modem?
>> Hi,
>> We're thinking of using Mgetty and a modem to allow us some out of band
>> management access to sites if the ADSL connection fails...
>> Just wondered if anyone had a recommended USB modem they've used on
>> Centos/Mgetty as Hayes compatible serial modems seem to be quite rare
>> these days?
> The box actually has a serial port on it... problem is finding the 
> serial modems! The USR stuff (now 3com) seems to be software based and 
> won't (apparently) work with mgetty...
 From the late '80s, well into the '90s, keeping up with USR model 
numbers was almost a full-time undertaking.
I own both an internal Sportster and an External Courier v.everything, 
both of which are real hardware modems.
USR built several internal models carrying the "Sportsman" name that 
were, indeed, Winmodems.  They also made internal Couriers but AFAIK, 
they were all real hardware modems.  Best bet is an external courier 
There were many internal Winmodems built but AFAIK, there were no 
Courier Winmodems and certainly, no external Winmodems. There are a 
handful for sale on ebay right now.

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