Sharing COM ports to Windows hosts

Eric Masson emss at
Mon Sep 3 07:07:49 UTC 2012

Victor Sudakov <vas at> writes:


> There is a FreeBSD box with several RS232 ports. Can those ports be
> accessed by Windows hosts over the network? Actually, does anyone
> have a success story for such a scenario?

Yes, sredird on the FreeBSD box & NetDialout from PCMicro on the Windows

> There is some software like comms/serialoverip, comms/tits etc but are
> there any (freeware) Windows virtual COM port drivers compatible
> therewith?
com0com Project's com2tcp may be what you're expecting.


Éric Masson

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