[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 07:44:39 UTC 2008

John R Pierce wrote:
> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>> 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?
> try /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1 for the serial ports. 
> _______________________________________________
Sorry, I am using ttyS0 no tty0 - using ttyS1 doesn't help either.

Am I doing this right? I press CTRL + A + M to Initialize Modem, or 
should I be issuing a different command to connect?


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Rudi Ahlers
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