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 COM1 = SIO0
Author: Greg Smith 
Date:   22-09-02 21:21

In your latest article a slight error has crept in:

Each has com1 [also known as sio1]

should read

Each has com1 [also known as sio0]

FreeBSD is off by one from old DOS device names.

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 Re: COM1 = SIO0
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   23-09-02 22:14

Fixed. Thank you.

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 Re: COM1 = SIO0
Author: Jed 
Date:   20-11-02 02:17

Shouldn't that be DOS was off by one compared to Unix standard device numbering? ;-)

While I've my editors hat on, some items in the article grated on this reader.

"I count over 200 references to this document with my website along." Should this read: I count over 200 references to this document [with]IN my website alonE?

Also, while host to host Ethernet cables are "crossover", host to host Serial Cables are typically called "null modem".

One more item, if you rsh into the first box, then tip in to the second, a ~. will kill your rsh, not the tip. Use ~~. to kill the tip. I almost always forget this one at work. Not sure how ssh will behave.

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 Re: COM1 = SIO0
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   25-11-02 05:04

Jed wrote:
>
> "I count over 200 references to this document with my website
> along." Should this read: I count over 200 references to
> this document [with]IN my website alonE?

How about:

I count over 200 references to the handbook from within my website.

> Also, while host to host Ethernet cables are "crossover",
> host to host Serial Cables are typically called "null modem".

Fixed.

> One more item, if you rsh into the first box, then tip in to
> the second, a ~. will kill your rsh, not the tip. Use ~~. to
> kill the tip. I almost always forget this one at work. Not
> sure how ssh will behave.

ssh will be OK with the ~. and I never use rsh. But good tip.

Thanks.

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 Wouldn't one null-modem cable be enough?
Author: Thomas Goossens 
Date:   03-12-02 01:50

The article suggests using two null-modem cables, one from sio0 on box A connecting to sio1 on box B, and the other one connecting sio1 on box A to sio0 on box B. Would it not be possible to use just one cable and connect sio0 on A to sio0 on B?

Or am I missing something?

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 Re: Wouldn't one null-modem cable be enough?
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   03-12-02 13:05

Yes, but that would only allow you use one serial console. You can't have one serial console listening on both ends of the cable. I asked around about this and was told that.

I'd be very happy for people to show me otherwise.

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 Re: Wouldn't one null-modem cable be enough?
Author: tcs 
Date:   24-01-03 16:53

Sorry for my dummy question:wat is null-modem cable actually?can i used the serial cable comes with external modem?

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