Static Mapping of Serial Devices in Linux

    Some time ago, I wrote about how to setup a Linux-based console server. But, there is one problem… if you reboot, your serial devices may have moved. So, to fix that, we will use UDEV to statically map the serial devices to non-changing names. Plug in your usb converter and run the command ‘dmesg’. Look for where it was mapped to. In my case, it is ttyUSB1 usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5 usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice pl2303 3-2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected usb 3-2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB1 Now, th...
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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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