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Re: How to access RS-232 console from terminal?

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:29:40PM -0700, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I know this may seem so obvious but I have no experience with this at
> all. Basically I want to access the console interface of a network
> interface device using RS-232.
> I am pretty sure linux/unix has built in support for this but how does
> it work?
> Do I just plug it in?
> Where do I set the baud rate?
> And I usually need to transfer files via the 1K Xmodem protocol. Do I
> need an external software for this?
> At work we use windows terminals to access these devices (using built
> in HyperTerminal program or PuTTY). But I would like to recommend the
> use of debian etch.

Read the serial HOWTO, the remote-serial-console-HOWTO, the
text-terminal-HOWTO, etc.  Then you run minicom or other terminal
emulator.  File transfer via the rzsz package that integrates into


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