[rescue] wtb: terminal server, 8 or 16 ports
dand at pcisys.net
Tue Apr 27 15:40:10 CDT 2004
On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> Folks, I need a terminal server for connecting to my various Sparc and
> PC machines. That way even if the network card is not working right I
> can log in on a serial port and possibly save myself a trip.
> Anyone have something cheap? I am in Lancaster, PA.
I use a few decserver 90TLs for that purpose here. 8 ports
(I reserve port 1 for a console, the default). They have 10b2,
AUI, and a dechub connector on them. They netboot from one
of my sparcs. I have them configured so that I telnet to port
x000 and get connected to the serial console on physical port x,
but I usually let conserver (www.conserver.com) maintain the
telnet connections so that if a machine dies a hideous death
I can look at its last gasp without having to boot it.
I have at least 1 spare if you're interested. I don't have
an external power supply since mine are connected to my dechub90.
They don't go for much on ebay.
# Dan Duncan (kd4igw) dand at pcisys.net http://pcisys.net/~dand
# You can't strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
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