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Re: How to read crash log of NetBSD 7.0.2?

> Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 03:38:41 +0000
> From: "Thomas Mueller" <>
> One problem with serial console is that they are out of production,
> very difficult to get.
> What do you do if you have no serial console and they are no longer
> commercially available?

Modern systems that lack physical serial ports usually provide
serial-over-LAN via IPMI, Intel AMT, or similar, if enabled in the
motherboard firmware.

pkgsrc has sysutils/ipmitool and sysutils/amtterm for interacting with
IPMI and Intel AMT, and on some (most?) IPMI systems you can also get
at the serial-over-LAN with ssh.

(Yes, you should do this only on wired networks you handle carefully;
the firmware implementing these things is of questionable security and
sometimes difficult to update safely, &c.)

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