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Date:      Mon, 01 Mar 1999 09:12:10 -0800
From:      Mike Smith <mike@smith.net.au>
To:        jamesvv@ibm.net
Cc:        freebsd-hackers@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD as a serial mux? (Serial <-> FreeBSD <-> WAN <-> FreeBSD <-> Serial) 
Message-ID:  <199903011712.JAA19958@dingo.cdrom.com>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 01 Mar 1999 11:47:26 GMT." <000301be63d9$475a35e0$17c25c8b@javlaptop.dms-corp.co.uk> 

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> 	Is there a way to use FreeBSD as a serial mux?  What I want to do is
> replace an existing leased line that is connected to serial multiplexers
> with a more modern WAN (TCP/IP) connection.  The downside is that I still
> need to provide the serial muxing connection.  So really what I need is a
> way to remotely run some terminals that are proprietary enough to not have
> emulation, as in serial in one server and serial out the other server.  This
> seems useful enough that I would be surprised is someone has not already
> done it (without requiring some expensive terminal servers!) Any thoughts or
> suggestions are appreciated.

A serial mux application is so trivial that anyone setting something 
like this likely to just sit down and write the damn thing.  If it's 
beyond your reach, I'm sure that there are plenty of people that would 
be happy to roll such an animal for you.

-- 
\\  Sometimes you're ahead,       \\  Mike Smith
\\  sometimes you're behind.      \\  mike@smith.net.au
\\  The race is long, and in the  \\  msmith@freebsd.org
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