Subject: Re: What tools for serial console?
To: None <>
From: Paul Newhouse <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1999 11:22:27
Manuel Bouyer writes:

>I need to setup a host (sun3 or i386) to act as a serial console for another
>one (alpha or hp700). What kind of tools do you use on the host ?
>If someone could also provide me a config file for this tool it would be
>Thanks !

It's been a long time but, I just used tip.

In /etc/remote define some entries like:


Then in my .twmrc file I defined:

  "Console BB"    !"xterm -T 'Console BB' -name XTerm -cr Red -bd Red -geom 100x45 \
	  -fn 8x12 -sb -sl 500 -geometry 100x45 -e /usr/bin/tip con-bb &"
  "Console RTR"    !"xterm -T 'Console RTR' -name XTerm -cr Red -bd Red -geom 100x45 \
	  -fn 8x12 -sb -sl 500 -geometry 100x45 -e /usr/bin/tip con-rtr &"

Picking one of these entries popped up a labeled Xterm running tip to the serial consoles.

Not being very bright there is probably some other very superior way of doing this but, 
it did seem to work resonably well.  Hope that helps and I hope it was what you were 
looking for.