`Serial connectivity' with something other than sio*?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Nov 25 12:09:01 PST 2008

Garrett Cooper <yaneurabeya at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi guys,
> 	With more motherboard vendors venturing away from RS232 serial
> ports  to firewire, I was wondering if anyone has ever configured
> either a  firewire or usb to serial / usb adapter between two machines
> to  emulate a serial console. This is a question I'd like to get an
> answer  to so I can start working on a means to indirectly access
> boxes for  the FreeBSD project to avoid the kludginess of manually
> testing  things, or at least manually power cycling devices and
> booting  targets, whenever possible. The chapter I'm referring to in
> the  handbook is:
> <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/serialconsole-setup.html 

There's dcons(4).

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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