[rescue] RS/6000 7012 370

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Wed Jun 11 01:53:55 CDT 2008

On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 19:34:26 -0700
"r.stricklin" <bear at typewritten.org> wrote:

> The other piece of "magic" is that AIX will not, by default, display
> a login banner on a serial terminal without working hardware flow  
> control. A three-wire (or even five-wire) serial cable is not going
> to cut it.
You can fool the machine by looping back RTS to CTS and DTR to DSR+DCD. (Usually the presence of a terminal is detected on DSR+DCD.) With this a three wire connection will do. But obviously you have to use XON/XOFF handshake.


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