dand at pcisys.net
Sat Dec 20 18:07:53 CST 2003
As I recall, 'Dan Williams' wrote:
> Does anyone know if any of the decservers can be made to work backwards
> ie. as a console server.I have a few vaxen running and it would be handy
> to be able to connect to the console via the network.
> If not does anyone know of any cheapish alternatives. I don't have any
> other machines with spare serial ports to use.
I'm running two decserver 90TL's on a dechub90 backplane acting as
console servers for several sparcs, routers, and an alphaserver.
I stupidly gave away my decserver 90M because it was a simpler setup
for a friend's needs. (self booting and a 10bT jack) I probably still
have the setup script I used to configure everything. You can attach
to the consoles by telnet to the appropriate port (4002 for port 2, etc)
and I'm using conserver (www.conserver.com) which maintains a connection
to each port, logs everything, and lets me attach in read-only or
read-write mode. You can also run the conserver client on a different
machine than the conserver server if you're so inclined.
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