[CentOS] how to connect to a switch with a serial cable? - what command(s) to use?

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Thu Nov 27 12:49:28 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all,
> I see one of our switches doesn't want to respond to HTTPS or SSH
> commands, and I know it's connected to a server via a serial cable.
> I'm 3 hours drive from that server at the moment, so how can I connect
> to it from the Linux server, via SSH?

What kind of switch is it?

Why was the switch connected to the server via a serial
cable in the first place?

Maybe you can use minicom to connect from the server to the switch?


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