baaden at smplinux
Nov 23, 2005, 2:51 PM
Post #4 of 4
Re: serial device forwarding with conserver ?
[In reply to]
thanks for all your suggestions.
corrigan [at] KiNETWORKS said:
>> If a /dev/pts type interface work for you, let me know and I can provide
>> further details
I think this would work. I would be interested in trying.
bryan [at] conserver said:
>> [..] i remember seeing a package that takes a tcp connection (to a terminal
>> server or whatever) and presents it as a local serial port. that's what you
>> want. [..]
Yes, I think that's right. I found something that does work (not as nicely
and swiftly as conserver, but for my occasional use it might be sufficient).
The package is called bidilink . For my case this leads to a command:
bidilink "exec:ssh server bidilink tty:/dev/ttyS0" pty:TempDevice
It works, but is a little slower than on the local machine (I had thought
that FastEthernet should be sufficient for a smooth connection of a 9600 baud
device .. ?)
An additional point is that I want to serve /dev/ttyS0 from a linux box to
a Macintosh and there seem to be slight differences (eg no /dev/ptmx on the
cpz [at] tuunq said:
>> If all you need is a device to open, you might try creating a named pipe and
>> a program to read from the pipe and write to a process running console.
I did wonder whether a named pipe would work. Couldn't one connect the
console process directly to the pipe via some shell magic ?
Dr. Marc Baaden - Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris
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