I have already read a lot of PDF manual of the digi products, but there are some points I still don’t understand.
I am looking for a serial console terminal server and I have a great opportunity to get a Port Server 8 (on the box it is not Port Server TS 8) but i have w few questions:
- it seems i can use a PortServer TS 8 to acces by telnet or ssh my SUN serial console, am I right ?
- is the PortServer 8 different from the PortServer TS 8 ?
- if I configure the PortServer for serial console access to my SUN, how can I send a break during a SSH session ? During a telnet session ?
Thanks a lot for any help
Yes, the PortServer TS 8 will allow you to connect to the ports using telnet and SSH.
Yes, the PortServer TS 8 is different from the PortServer 8. The PortServer 8 is an obsolete product and does not offer any encryption (SSH/SSL), whereas the PortServer TS8 does.
The PortServer TS 8 has an SSH break setting that is configurable. To send a break from a telnet session:
telnet> send brk
Thanks a lot.
Now I understand a little bit more.
Last question, does the PortServer 8 (not TS) can also allow me to connect to my sun serial console with telnet ?
Yes it does.
Here is a nice article on configuring the PortServer for console management using reverse telnet:
Thanks a lot ! This article is very nice and i have found other good articles as well.