Using OpenGear Console server with SSH

There are lots of terminal servers out there.  You can build your own with linux, you can build your own with routers, and you can use console server appliances. I used to build my own.  Either I would have a spare router handy, or I would just use a Linux box with ser2net installed.  However, I have come to truly appreciate and enjoy OpenGear's console servers.   I am using OpenGear's IMX 4200 product line.  Either the 16-, the 32-, or the 48-port, depending on how dense of an environment I'm running.  The beauty of using a console server, is that you can s...
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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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