[Soekris] 1u case + 4801 + RS-232 board?

Bob Camp soekris at cq.nu
Mon Jun 25 11:48:09 UTC 2007


One possibly un-acceptable solution would be USB serial dongles. They  
are nice for a console server because you can "spread out" the  
cabling. Depending on the size of your system that may or may not be  
an advantage.

I have used Rocket Port cards in the past and they have done well for  
me. The drivers on FreeBSD 6.x are broken at the moment.

With both solutions you need to think about how much serial traffic  
you will have. The "pipe" is only just so big ....

Bob Camp

On Jun 25, 2007, at 12:20 AM, Neal R wrote:

>      I've in the process of ripping out every single bit of Cisco gear
> we have and when that is done I'm going to start on the networks we
> maintain. The only bit I'm having trouble with is the terminal server
> role currently filled by Cisco 2509/2511 in the various networks.
>      I will admit to a desire to have more than just a terminal  
> server -
> a proper FreeBSD box with several RS-232 ports and at least two  
> ethernet
> interfaces would be an absolute joy. Is there a low power RS-232 card
> that would work in the 4801? Where could I get a 1U case that would  
> fit
> such a thing?
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