Enabling Serial Console

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at hub.org
Fri Sep 3 07:18:21 PDT 2004

Wish to enable the serial console on my servers so that I can remotely 
view a reboot when it crashes ... I know to  plug the serial cable into 
COM1 ... and I know I have to add something to /boot.config, but, if I 
want to set it so that even if the keyboard is plugged in, the serial 
console works, what do I need to add?  I always thought -P, but reading 
the man page, I'm not so sure :(

Also ... I'm going to cross-connect the servers for now ... 
ServerA/COM1->ServerB/COM2, ServerB/COM1->ServerC/COM2, etc ... what 
happens if all machines come up at once?  I see nothing in the man page 
about 'detecting serial', so I'm assuming that the serial console will 
still work, even if there is nothing at the other end 'listening' yet?

Thanks ...

Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services (http://www.hub.org)
Email: scrappy at hub.org           Yahoo!: yscrappy              ICQ: 7615664

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