[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 21:28:59 UTC 2008

Karanbir Singh 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.
> issues like this which are not related to CentOS should be marked with
> an [OT] tag in the subject line as a start....
I'm sorry, but I don't see the relevance. The switch is connected via 
serial cable to a CentOS 5.1 x64 server, and I need to connect to it 
from CentOS, but can't. Please explain to me how it's not related to CentOS?

The fact that I mentioned Windows, is purely to indicate that the serial 
port works, and it can be connected to via serial cable.


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Rudi Ahlers
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