[rescue] USB<->Serial Adapters for Windows Laptops to Sun boxes

Dave K davek08054 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 15:49:36 CDT 2006

On 8/21/06, Carl R. Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> wrote:
>    I have a problem that goes the other way 'round -- I need to
> attach a serial device (a modem to talk to a TAP gateway) to a
> V240, and all that's availale seems to be a USB connection.  Do
> these USB<->RS-232 doohickies work for that application, or would
> I just be better off looking for a USB-connected modem?
>    Why, oh why, did Sun flush the serial ports on their newer
> kit?  Having a ttyb was so nice for applications like dial-out.

Both the Netra 240 and the SunFire 240 (or at least all examples of
tem that $WORK has) have a 9-pin Serial port for ttyb on the back.  I
have successfully run PPP over modems using those ports.

Dave K
Unix Systems & Network Administrator
Mount Laurel NJ

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