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Console connect to Cisco routers via minicom
Authored by: shimes on May 26, '04 11:31:50AM

You can also use ZTerm (http://homepage.mac.com/dalverson/zterm/) with a Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter (http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/USA19HS/) and the console cables that Cisco ships with their devices. I've been experimenting with that solution on 10.3 for a while now and it has worked well for configuring switches and routers locally.

Scott



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Console connect to Cisco routers via minicom
Authored by: beerguy on May 26, '04 01:13:35PM

Yup - that's what I make my living with. Works great.



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Console connect to Cisco routers via minicom
Authored by: webbix on May 26, '04 08:03:58PM
Currently under beta (I think) and bound to be a shareware/commercial app, look at Telconi Terminal. It provides a very nice GUI allowing configuration of your Cisco.

Not a serial connection but worth a mention if you have ssh/telnet access open on your Cisco.

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Console connect to Cisco routers via minicom
Authored by: macubergeek on May 27, '04 06:59:18PM

wow what a sweet little app!!!



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Console connect to Cisco routers via minicom
Authored by: reese on Jul 01, '04 09:04:35PM

I have been using zterm for years, starting on OS9,8,7? to console SGI and SUN servers as well as Cisco gear. Yes, it works great and there is basically no setup.
But... you have to be in front of the Mac to use it. For remote service you need to use a remote desktop app (ARD, Timbuktu, VNC) just to get a shell.
I just set up minicom and after cleaning up a few messes in Fink it works and I can access it via ssh.

Reese



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