multiport serial reccomendations?

Mike Tancsa mike at
Sat Aug 13 01:07:23 GMT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 16:14:22 -0700, in sentex.lists.freebsd.questions
you wrote:

>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

If you need more than 8, sometimes its cheaper to go with a surplus
PM25. (See  We use quite a few lava cards, but
only the 4 port variety.    Other option that might work for you are
USB cards.  I have used ones based on the uftdi driver and they seem
to work well in RELENG_5 and above.  

Take a look at the PUC driver source code to see what is supported

Mike Tancsa, Sentex communications
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