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Date:      Mon, 1 Mar 1999 16:59:00 +0300 (MSK)
From:      "Aleksandr A.Babaylov" <>
Cc:        freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD as a serial mux? (Serial <-> FreeBSD <-> WAN <-> FreeBSD <-> Serial)
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In-Reply-To: <000301be63d9$475a35e0$> from "James Van Vleet" at "Mar 1, 99 11:47:26 am"

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James Van Vleet writes:
> 	I found this question a few times in my mailing list searches, but couldn't
> find an answer.  If I have the wrong mailing list, please let me know.  I
> have tried -questions with no luck.
> 	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.
it is only suggestions:
on host 1:
socket -qfls -p "kermit -l /dev/ttyd1 -b 38400 -c" 56789
on host2
socket -qf -p "kermit -l /dev/ttyd1 -b 38400 -c" host1 56789

where socket == /usr/ports/sysutils/socket/
      kermit == /usr/ports/comms/kermit/
      56789 any (almoust) port


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