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Re: netra LOM serial port

AFAIK the LOM isn't OS dependent.. it's simply a small cpu that sits
between Serial A and the console "port" on the motherboard.  When you send
the magic sequence (usually #. but this can be reconfigured) Serial A
switches from the system console to the LOM processor.

If you can get hold of a standard cisco (rolled) console cable and a
matching DB9 convertor (make sure it's DTE not DCE) then you shouldn't
have a problem.  I would guess that your cabling is wrong as you should at
least get the system console output.

My Netra T1/105 is running fine with Woody and the LOM is very useful for
the rare occasion I need to power cycle it remotely.  I usually leave it
sat at the LOM> prompt and not the console as the terminal server it's
connected to isn't break safe.. the LOM will catch the break instead of it
halting the box.

Hope this helps,

On Sun, 29 May 2005, Martin Habets wrote:

> The last time I tried (almost 2 years ago) the LOM serial port was
> not supported by Linux. Actually, LOM was not supported at all by Linux
> (I'd be interested to hear if it is now).
> I used the regular serial port. If the machine is set up to do a
> network boot it does not always respond to a break: you may need
> many break attempts before one succeeds.
> Martin
> On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 08:56:28PM -0400, Tom Vier wrote:
> > I got a rack mount netra off of ebay recently, but i can't seem to get into
> > the firmware console. I have an rj-45 <-> db-9 adapter and a db9<->db9 null
> > modem cable. I'm using 9600 8n1, and i've tried w/ and w/o flow ctrl. I
> > tried sending break and hitting enter and it doesn't respond, even when it's
> > powered up. I've also tried a attaching to the rj45<->db9 a cable with and
> > w/o a null modem adapter.
> >
> > Am i missing something?
> >
> > --
> > Tom Vier <tmv@comcast.net>
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