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Old 08-10-2010, 08:29 AM   #1
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Serial-Over-Lan from Linux to Windows

Hi guys,

I am trying to port my physical rs232 interface bidirectionally from a pc that is running centos 5.5 via lan to a windows pc using some kind of virtual com port. (btw, it's a PBX)

People told me to use socat, but socat cannot create my COM1 device in windows.

Eltima Serial to Ethernet Connector cannot be run on centos because of >2.8 glibc version.

Any free/nonfree software/ideea i can use ?


On the linux side i was able to user ser2net, now on windows side i am able to telnet to the host and it works correctly.

What software should i use on the windows side to translate from tcp to a com port ?

Last edited by raz3k; 08-10-2010 at 09:53 AM.
Old 08-11-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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xen side:
socat file:/dev/ttyS0,raw,echo=0 tcp-l:3006,fork&

xp side:

com0com pair com3 - com25
com2tcp --ignore-dsr \\.\COM25 3006


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