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Old 10-21-2002, 09:22 PM   #1
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communicate via serial... how-to?


I just got my hands on this old-school Sparcstation IPX.... 40 Mhz

Anywase, I don't have a monitor or anything for it and I am trying to use telnet through the serial connection. my question is... HOW DO I DO IT? what do I put in for "telnet <?>" I've tried a couple things and can't get it to work, ex:

bash-2.05a# telnet ptys0
ptys0: Unknown host


I'm sure I'm way off here.


Can I communicate with the sparc box this way?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 10-21-2002, 09:55 PM   #2
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I use minicom to connect to the Sun systems that I admin. It works just fine.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 10:12 PM   #3
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thanks... I'm trying it now. I am pretty sure it's on /dev/ttyS0 .... but is there something similar to "ping" for serial connections?
 
Old 10-21-2002, 10:23 PM   #4
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thanks... I ended up getting in w/ kermit on /dev/ttyS0. do you know what this means?:

(/etc)506}le0: No carrier - transceiver cable problem?


I guess it's because i don't have ethernet connected to it... do you know how I can stop that from popping up?

either way.... thanks for your help
 
Old 10-22-2002, 10:30 AM   #5
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It's checking for network connectivity. You could simply down the interface with:
ifconfig le0 down

Remove /etc/hostname.le0 if this not going to a networked machine or if you are using something beside le0.
 
  


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