[Techtalk] communicating with a switch

Meredydd meredydd at everybuddy.com
Thu Jun 5 08:55:36 EST 2003

Another many-ways-to-skin-a-cat solution: Try looking at Seyon, a very small, 
very neat terminal emulator for X, using xterm for the actual emulation 
donkey work. I've never been able to get my head around minicom, and the 
stupid things it does, but "seyon -modems /dev/ttyS1" should do you nicely, 
not to mention offering a simple and reasonably easy graphical config.


On Tuesday 03 June 2003 19:37, Hamster wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a have a cisco switch that I want to communicate with using the
> console cable.
> The console cable is plugged into COM2 (I believe this is ttyS1) of my
> linux box. The settings it needs are 8N1 no flow control.
> Right. So how do I now actually communicate with it? I'm ashamed to say I
> only know how to get it working using the win Hyperterm programme.
> Back on my linux box, I've installed the programme minicom, but I cant
> work out how to tell it to use a direct connection rather than talk
> through a modem.
> Can anyone shed some light on how to do this? Either through minicom or a
> completely different method.
> Thanks!
> Hamster
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