[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 07:46:30 UTC 2008

Bent Terp wrote:
>> 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?
> This works for me with our Cisco console cables:
> sudo yum install picocom
> sudo picocom /dev/ttyS0
> BR Bent
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On which OS did you install this? On CentOS? If so, which repository did 
you have to add, cause I see the ones I have enabled doesn't have it?

[root at venus ~]# yum install picocom
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
rpmforge                  100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
updates                   100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
addons                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do


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Rudi Ahlers
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