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

laz at moaa.net laz at moaa.net
Mon Aug 21 16:03:43 CDT 2006

On the 240, you have 2 choices..
there is a db9, that should be ttyb, and a rj45 port (cisco pinouts) marked serial mgt, that connects through teh ALOM to ttya/console.  With ALOM, you could control the power on the machine via modem as well..

> 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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