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Old 10-07-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question WinXP: Alternatives to Hyperterminal?


I need a Serial Terminal program so I can connect to a variety of Unix boxes via the Serial Console from a Windows Box.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good terminal program which will let me connect other devices over a serial connection?

Hyperterminal is really intended for modems & telnet sessions, and has a very small set of functionality--- I can't send a "Break" command for example, which means I can't access many advanced functions on a Sun box.

I used TeraTerm years ago, but that program looks abandoned.

Thanks in advance,

-= Stefan

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Old 10-07-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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I looked around and asked a couple friends... CRT by VanDyke software seems like exactly what I need:

http://www.vandyke.com/products/crt/index.html

When I was a teenager, there were dozens of programs which would connect to a modem or serial port. Now there are only a handful. I feel so old.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 08:29 PM   #3
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Open SSH seems to be popular
 
Old 10-08-2005, 01:03 PM   #4
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OpenSSH is a very different animal. OpenSSH requires TCP/IP and an Operating System on the host.

I'm looking for something which can talk over a serial connection so I can connect to the serial console on my Sun box -- there is no Operating System on the machine yet, and no keyboard or monitor. I only have the serial console.
 
Old 10-08-2005, 03:37 PM   #5
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I;m meaning install openssh on your XP box and use its terminal client to connect to the sun box, IIRC you can specify serial.
 
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You load open ssh on your xp box and use its client to connect to your sun box
 
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I didn't know SSH could connect to a serial port. I thought it required a TCP/IP connection. Serial connections are generally at a lower level of the network stack.

I can't find any documentation on specifying a serial connection from the ssh client. I've looked for documentation about serial connections on openssh.com, and I don't see anything obvious. Can you point out where it does this, even for Linux? Most people I know use Minicom.

Plus, installing OpenSSH on Windows seems to require Cygwin. That's more complex then a simple terminal client like CRT.

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