Make your own Terminal Access Server

I recently wrote up an article on creating your own terminal server.  I'm building my home lab to study, and, while I have a Cisco 2500 router to use as a terminal server, I didn't want to spend the money on the octal cable.  So, since I'm already using my Linux box as a Dynagen server, I figured I can set it up as my console server as well, for a much cheaper price.  Create your own serial terminal server If you ever find the need to be able to console into multiple devices in a cheap way, using SER2NET on a Linux-based system is a good way to go!
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Dynagen Install with CentOS

Dynamips is a Cisco IOS emulator.  Dynagen is a way to wire-up your routers to make a fully-capable network.  It's most common use is for lab-work.  You can use it to help with your studies or test out features and configurations before deploying them into your production network.  Many people prefer GNS3 as a graphical front-end to Dynagen.  However, for me, the graphical use just takes up resources for me and is more "eye-candy" than functional.  However, it may be your cup-of-tea. To get the full features of Dynagen, you must install libpcap library (or win...
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