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Re: DATACENTER: Serial console concentrator/server
>What do you think is the "best" solution for aggregrating access to serial
>consoles of 10-25 Sun/UNIX servers? Majority of my servers are Sun
>E250/E450/Netra T1, but there are a few Intel (LB440GX-based gray boxes)
>and Compaq that support console redirect to serial port.
>I would like to be able to bind an IP address to each serial port, so that
>one can "telnet <an IP address>" to reach the console. Access control via
>Radius/Tacacs would be nice too.
We use Livingston, er, Lucent Portmasters, which allows each serial port to be
assigned a TCP port, so you can "telnet pm-foo 1234" to get to a specific
The ones we have are older, mostly PM-2E-30s. They work fine, and they're
relatively inexpensive, but I'd love to find something that has RJ45 jacks
instead of DB25 or DB9.