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Subject:   [newbie] how to access serial console
Date:   2002-11-22 06:53:17
From:   anonymous2

I have a SparcStation 5 over here running OpenBSD.
It sits without a monitor or keyboard under my desk.
I see it through ssh from my w2k laptop.

Now, I modified the boot floppy, but how do i access my SS via serial. I mean, what sorts of cables do I need, where can I get 'm, what (windows) software would one use to initiate a serial connection.

thank you

nice article btw, been wanting to do that for a long time now

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  • [newbie] how to access serial console
    2003-08-24 12:31:16  anonymous2 [View]

    You will need to by a "null modem cable". Check the available Com ports on you PC to determine the connector required e.g. I use 9pinF to 9pinF:

    [com port 0]
    [null modem cable]
    [com port 0]
    Windows/OpenBSD dual boot

    Then in Windows, start hyperterminal and chose to connect "Direct to com0" with settings:
    Bits per second = 9600
    Data bits = 8
    Parity = None
    Stop bits = 1

    Better still, go buy "Absolute OpenBSD" by Michael W. Lucas - craking read!