[vcf-midatlantic] UNIX TOWN --- Repair Workshop Signup for March 30 & 31, 2019

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Thu Mar 28 12:23:12 EDT 2019

On 3/28/19 11:38 AM, dillera at gmail.com wrote:
> The 500-CS looks interesting.
> It's like the old Xylogics Annex Servers? I.e. some TCPIP port for the lan, and then 16
> serial ports?

I think so. the Cisco can be configured to accept IP connections to ports
like 2001 or 4001 (one is translated the other raw) or it can connect the
port to an IP address/port number.

I also have a Xyplex TS around here but that one is more complex (but can
do the same thing).

> So we can hook up say 4 terminals to 4 serial ports, and say 8 hosts to 8 other ports-
> and you can mux the terminals to any of the other async ports? And also use the LAN to
> telnet into the 500 and then connect to a host?


> Do you have serial cables for it?
> Actually buying the Lantronix or Xylogics is the easy part- getting 20 serial cables
> that connect is the hard part :)

The Cisco cables are the standard for RJ45 (?) to serial cables (Some
should be screaming right about ... now *See below). I only have cables
that I can't give up.

*Note: The standard Cisco uses is the same as the DEC used. I've used
these cables on my Xyplex TS, the Cisco TS (not the ACS) including the
500-CS. I think you can take a normal lan cable and plug it into the
Serial port on the terminal server and a Cisco router (not into the
LAN ports!).

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