cross-link serial console

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass9573 at
Tue Oct 20 19:25:24 UTC 2009

Gary Gatten wrote:
> Ahh....  A Null modem cable?  Or, perhaps BSD will allow you to
> configure the serial interface in the software - make one end a DCE type
> and the other by default will remain a DTE.

He has to use a null-modem cable. The wires sending and receiving data
are fixed, so one cannot change these using software.

To the original poster:
Did you plan to run a getty/login on the serial link?
That would be messy, since login on system A will writing
data to login on system B and vice versa. I think creating
a PPP link between the two and using IP is the way to go.


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