[Sysadmins] Reliable USB serial cable?

Conall O'Brien conall at conall.net
Thu Jul 9 09:09:38 IST 2009


2009/7/8 ajh <ajh at devfoo.net>:
> 2009/7/8 Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com>:
>>
>> I haven't tried them with BSD/Mac though.
>
> I have a couple of different pl2303 based usb->serial adapters which I
> use via minicom under Mac OS X using the open source pl2303 driver
> from osx-pl2303.sf.net . Works well.

I too have a few pl2303 based adaptors and use these drivers with no
problem. I used to use ZTerm on OS X, until I discovered a neat trick
of using GNU screen and stty can be used as a serial console very
effectively.


http://unixsadm.blogspot.com/2008/01/using-gnu-screen-as-terminal-emulator.html

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Conall O'Brien



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