[vcf-midatlantic] UNIX TOWN - Prep Thread

dillera at gmail.com dillera at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 11:41:35 EDT 2019

Ok - I bit the bullet and got a Cisco 2511 Terminal Server from ebay. It has 16 ports and comes with the cables, so I don't have to worry about those.

The cables end in the RJ45 cisco connector so we just need to get a bunch of RJ45 to 9Pin/25Pin connectors which are also plenty-full on ebay.
I will buy some for my systems- and may have a few extras but anyone who wants to connect to it should have one for themselves.

This will multiplex our Terminals and Console ports of the UNIX systems so that anyone should be able to telnet around to any system's console of they need it, esp if the UNIX host is not on the TCP/IP network (Xenix Lisas).

Jason - i've installed Xenix5 on a VM on my mac and will try and see if I can get slip to connect to the Cisco2511 in prep for your Lisas. I'm going to assume they didn't bother to change SLIP much from your versions of XENIX to the SCO OpenUnix versions I was able to download and get running in VirtualBox on the Mac.  We'll see.


> On Mar 28, 2019, at 8:54 AM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On 3/28/19 7:09 AM, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> There are a bunch of Lantronix dual-port WiBox Wireless Device Servers in the CDL lab if it makes the task any easier: https://www.lantronix.com/products/wibox-dual-port/
>> On 3/27/2019 9:45 PM, Andrew Diller via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> I'm considering getting a lantronix or such type term server, i'll see if VCF has one we can use maybe in the warehouse this Sat.
>>> That will allow all our terms to connect to all the hosts via console ports if we can get one.
> I also have a Cisco 500-CS (16 ports). I haven't booted it in a while.
> I have a nice large Cisco ACS (80 port terminal server). I think both
> qualify as vintage. The ACS sounds like a leaf blower. ;-)
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