Peter Boosten <pe...@boosten.org> wrote: > On 3-9-2012 5:02, Victor Sudakov wrote: > > There is a FreeBSD box with several RS232 ports. Can those ports > > be accessed by Windows hosts over the network? > > If I understand your question correctly, then AFAICT the only way to > access serial ports over the network is with a piece of additional > hardware, like a terminal server, for instance: > > http://www.perle.com/products/Terminal-Server.shtml?utm_source=ppc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=server
I believe the OP wants to use a FreeBSD machine, that has several serial ports and a network connection, _as_ a terminal server. I can think of no reason why such an arrangement could not be made to work; the question is whether someone has already written the necessary FreeBSD code to accept a telnet/ssh/whatever connection, initiated by a Windows terminal-server driver, and _transparently_ connect the session to a serial port on the FreeBSD machine via tip(1) or some such. (If all that's needed is access from a Windows Command window, it is a simple matter of ssh-ing to the FreeBSD box and then running tip(1).) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"