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April 10, 2015 AT 10:00 am

Build a RasPi serial client #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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RasPi Serial Client

At work we have a lab setup, complete with serial console access to a variety of appliances. This console access was provided through an old console server, which was FULL of problems. The biggest thing was just a lack of connectivity. Since moving, we have replaced those old console servers and denied access to the lab to most peoiple, so this setup has been rendered unnecessary. But I have an old IP Appliance sitting at home, which I have been wanting to tinker with, and it has a serial console connector, and the computer I have set up does not. So now I am revisiting the RasPi Serial Client to get it going at home, and serve as a bit of a console server (even though there is only 1 serial connection). Read on to see how I went about accomplishing this.

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1 Comment

  1. The linked article even states that the raspberry pi costs $35, so exactly how to the additional required parts cost $0.

    Additionally, as I am attempting to type this, pressing the arrow keys causes the page to change, wtf.

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