[CentOS] is it possible to login to a switch via RS232 / serial
port from the shell?
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Jun 23 05:33:11 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>>> 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?
....dissertation on kermit deleted....
his problem is that he used /dev/tty0 and not the serial port
/dev/ttyS0 note the big S. very important. /dev/tty0 is some
kinda pseudothing. /dev/ttyS0 is the serial port known as COM1: in PC
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