[CentOS] is it possible to login to a switch via RS232 / serial port from the shell? - SOLVED

Tom Lanyon tom at netspot.com.au
Mon Jun 23 12:19:54 UTC 2008

On 23/06/2008, at 7:56 PM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Anyway, it's working now. I had to change the Xen config in /boot/ 
> grub/menu and tell Xen not to use ttyS0 as a serial console for  
> itself.
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/InstallationNotes#head-b915c65538e3d0cb29da04e05cb278e44624a522

Good to hear it's working.

FYI, for future reference since not many people seem to know this,  
simple GNU 'screen' is also a terminal emulator and is *much* more  
simple than minicom, kermit, etc.

$ yum install screen
$ screen /dev/ttyS0

'man screen' for more info.

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