[CentOS] Re: usb to usb comm ports - possible? how?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Jul 30 21:42:43 UTC 2008

James B. Byrne wrote:
> ...
>  The purpose of the
> serial connection is to permit a laptop to substitute for a
> monitor/kb/mouse on site in that eventuality.  If it proves too cumbersome
> to enable direct host to host communications via usb then we will simply
> ship a 15" flat screen, kb and mouse with the unit and have them returned
> afterwards.

or, use commercial servers with integrated TCP kvm's such as HP's iLO, 
Dell's DRAC, Sun's ILOM, etc.   These provide virtual consoles and 
CD/DVD's over IP where the client side just needs a java enabled web 
browser.      they generally have their own ethernet ports for this, and 
you assign them a dedicated IP address.   most require SSL (https:) to 
connect, so are quite secure.

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