Sunday, February 6, 2005

PowerBook as a serial console

A question about using a powerbook as a serial console was forwarded
around recently. I thought I would share my solution(which happened to be
suggested by more than one person).


I have been using a "Keyspan High Speed USB Serial
Adapter": a db9 -> RJ45
adapter, a rollover cable and ckermit

This solution has worked without a hitch for devices with RJ45 serial
management ports. Adding a additional RJ45 to DB9 and RJ45 to DB25
rounds out the connectors for basically everything else.


Another recommendation from someone using the same hardware is Zterm.

And now off to sleep.

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