[CentOS] is it possible to login to a switch via RS232 / serial port from the shell?

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Sun Jun 22 06:22:40 UTC 2008

Hi all

I have a problem switch in our data centre, which is connected to a 
linux server via a serial cable. I know I can / could access the switch 
from my Windows PC back at the office, using hyperterm, but trying to 
access it using minicom just doesn't seem to work.

I have changed the comms in minincom to use /dev/tty0 & the baud rate to 
9600, yet I can't seem to connect with minicom. Does anyone know how to 
connect to a serial device from the console?


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers
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