multiport serial reccomendations?

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.strobl at
Sat Aug 13 00:03:20 GMT 2005

Am Samstag, 13. August 2005 01:14 CEST schrieb Danny Howard:
> Hello,
> I'm looking to build a nanny box to provide maintenance services to my
> servers.  One of these services ought to be serial console access.  I've
> currently got an old Cyclades box in service, but I'm curious to just
> sport a multiport serial card and run conserver directly on the nanny
> box.
> So:
> Can anyone recommend an 8-port or so serial card that works under
> FreeBSD?  Or if you want to give feedback on a console server, I'm happy
> to hear that as well.

I don't have one of these in production, but from highly appreciated 
reccomendations I know that this card is really fine, and cheap:;ACTION=3;LASTACTION=2;SORT=artikel.artnr;GRUPPE=E7;GRUPPEA=E7;WG=0;SUCHE=8%20port;ARTIKEL=EXSYS%2520EX-41098;START=32;END=16;STATIC=0;FC=671;PROVID=0;TITEL=0

It's a dealer in germany but I'm sure you can google out a dealer near to 

I decided to go with USB-RS232 adapters and passive USB-Hubs. Not exactly 
as problemfree as I thought, but before I knew this card, the cheapest 
way. Nowaday's I would give the EXSYS a try....


> I am especially curious if anyone has experienbce with Opengear, as
> their hardware appears to be VERY competetively priced ... perhaps some
> can confirm that MP4066R work with puc(4)?
> Thanks,
> -danny
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