[Soekris] connect on serial port
chuck+soekris at 2004.snew.com
Fri Feb 20 23:11:32 UTC 2004
Quoting Peter Radcliffe (pir at pir.net):
> Matthew Rideout <mrideout at windserve.com> probably said:
> > You need to configure FreeBSD to use the serial port as its console
> > using the settings that you wish to connect at.
> The easiest way is just to change the bios of the soekris board to do
> console at 9600 which is freebsd's (and most other thing's) default
> I did it that way because all my serial console servers are set up
> for 9600 and it's easier to have one standard.
And while the soekris (and many other devices) will speak
faster than 9600, about the ONLY reason to change it is
if you're regularly using it. Living on a terminal? Bump
it to 38400, fine, and welcome to 1985. Modem connection? You
certainly want it as fast as things will bear.
But for consoles and connections when you're in "oh crap, it's
broken" mode, the biggest pain in the butt is trying to work
around line speed changes and variations.
My terminal server lives at 9600/8/N/1 for all ports except
a fax modem and one stupid 2400 baud device (X10 interface).
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