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Serial port access through Terminal in Leopard Server
Authored by: h3rbz on Sep 03, '08 04:05:25AM

I just got a Aten UC-232A to use with my MacBook Pro for connecting to devices, such as network switches and power switches. The device is named /dev/tty.UC-232AC.

I'm using it with minicom and it works great. I have been using minicom on other platforms, so I had no trouble with operating it. For those who are new to minicom, basic setup is simple. Do:

$ sudo minicom -s

Folow the setup instructions and adjust the config for the device you plan on connecting to, save and exit. To use minicom, just do:

$ sudo minicom

Running as root may not be needed, but this is my first try and it does the job.

Just sharing this experience, so others may benefit from it.

H3rbz



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