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

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Mon Jun 23 14:30:28 UTC 2008

Tom Lanyon wrote:
> 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.
> _______________________________________________

WOW, great tip!!! Thanx :)


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Rudi Ahlers
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