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Re: central console?
On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Andrew Shugg wrote:
>> Speaking of this- I have a IIci running netbsd that I'd like to hook
>> directly to the serial port of my current router, thus allowing me to ssh
>> in and limit access to the router by cutting all of its network services
>> How would I go about doing this?
>Assuming the "router" is in fact some Unix-like system such as OpenBSD.
>(If it's a dedicated piece of hardware like a Cisco, this is all still
>valid, except the bit about running a getty.)
Router is cisco, Mac is OpenBSD
>Connect the Mac IIci to the router by a serial cable. Configure the
>router system to use that serial port as a terminal by running a getty
>on it. Use minicom, kermit or some other serial program on the Mac to
>talk down its serial port to the getty on the router and thus log in.
I wasn't being clear- as I said earlier the router is cisco and the IIci
is running OpenBSD. I am looking for the eqivilent of kermit or minicom
>kermit: Command not found.
>minicom: Command not found.
>With the exception of the cable, this is all very simple and has been
>covered a few times in the archives. I do not recall exactly when and
>where but in the last six months, connecting serial terminals to OBSD
>systems has been brought up more than once.
So this is using OpenBSD /as/ a terminal ;-)
>The tricky bit is the cable - either you'll need to find an RS232
>null-modem cable and a straight-through Mac serial adaptor, or you can
>wire one up yourself. I've never done any work with Mac serial ports
>but some people on this list probably have and can perhaps offer some
>more advice on this matter.
This one's covered. The Mac used to run System 7.0 and I used the same
cable setup then with zterm.
>Andrew Shugg <email@example.com> http://www.neep.com.au/
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