[rescue] Rescuing a 3com Terminal Server
dand at pcisys.net
Fri Oct 14 10:50:47 CDT 2005
On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> Mark, if you can't find a copy, I'd suggest getting a Xyplex or an old
> DECserver (if you can deal with learning about LAT :) off eBay, you can
> usually get DECservers for cheap, and Xyplexes are going down in price.
> A friend managed to get a 40-port (MAXserver 1640) for $40 a few days
> ago from there.
I'll second the recommendation for an old DECserver. I use DECserver
90TL models (telnet and LAT, but I don't use LAT) for my consoles
and they work swimmingly. RJ45 for the serial consoles, 8 ports,
and these are about 20% larger than a VHS cassette. I have to netboot
mine. If you can find a DECserver 90M cheap, jump on it. They'll boot
standalone. All of the DECservers I have worked with (700, 900, 200, 90TL,
90M) use the same simple command-line syntax to configure them. I still
support about 30 mixed 700 and 900 units in production and they Just Work.
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