[Soekris] Second Serial Port as RJ45?
mark at halibut.com
Tue Nov 26 17:59:14 UTC 2002
Oy... As great of an idea as I think this is (I really do; I love RJ-45s),
the next logical discussion becomes, which "standard" RJ-45 serial connection
do we use? I know of at least three: Cisco, Digiboard and some other
standard by some other standards body that is not roll-over-nullable that
makes absolutely _NO_ sense to me what-so-ever. These are just the
common ones. I believe that Livingston used their own pin-out for awhile,
and also SpeedStream/FlowPoint has their own as well. These are just the
devices with which I have experience, and they're all different.
Given the choice, I'd pick Cisco because its what I use most often, and
I've got dozens of the little RJ-45 to DE-9 Terminal adaptors laying around.
Soren: How hard would this be to impliment? Personally, I do prefer
RJ-45, but that's just me. I'd get general interest before making a board
level change like this.
On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 10:36:40PM -0800, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Sort of related...
> Any thoughts on changing the second serial port header (or even
> the first) to an RJ45? Cheaper for you, easy for us who use
> terminal servers and patch panels regularly.
> Quoting Soren Kristensen (soren at soekris.com):
> > Julius P. Malkiewicz wrote:
> > > Is it possible to use the second serial port as the console for BIOS? It
> > > makes com1 (the one exposed to the world) more useful to devices that don't
> > > take kindly to messages being spat at them, with an external connector?
> > > I guess I was thinking of a bios "SET" command?
> > >
> > That's a good idea, let me look into implementing it in the next BIOS
> > revision. I just need to figure out a methode to get back to default, in
> > case there is only one serial ports available.... But will only be
> > usefull on the net4501, not the net4511 and net4521.
> > Maybe it could be combined with a possibility of turning off the console
> > complete, assuming I can find a good way of getting back to default.
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