[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 19:57:08 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell 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?
> That should work, but I usually use kermit which has a lot more 
> options and is scriptable.
> With kermit, try:
> set line /dev/ttyS0
> set carrier off   (just in case the device doesn't raise CD)
> connect
> then it is control-] followed by 'c' to get back to kermit.
where do I get kermit? yum install kermit returned no results


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Rudi Ahlers
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