[Techtalk] communicating with a switch

Lorne Gutz lgutz at vistar.ca
Wed Jun 4 08:47:49 EST 2003

       Good to hear form you.

       See you have loads of help with minicom.....yes I use it and
it seems to work fine.   If you need more help I can help you.

       Often, when in a hurry I just use to terminal windows,
'cat /dev/ttyS1'  in one and 'echo "commands" > /dev/ttyS1'
in the other.

        Of course you will have to do the setup with the
'stty -F /dev/ttyS1 -all'  ...... 

       Remember serial communication is not a trivial thing.


On Tuesday 03 June 2003 14:37, 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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