remote serial console (IP to Serial)

greg whynott greg.whynott at
Tue Mar 8 16:32:16 UTC 2016

Thanks to all who responded to me,  quite the flood of suggestions and

Found a lot of 20 Digi CM32's on ebay for 35 dollars each,  overkill but
can't beat the price,  going to look into those to make sure they are still
able to get OS updates.  There will be no firewall in front of this device
so it should have one itself.

I like the raspberry pi idea...  Would ensure perpetual security updates
with the OS running on it,  whereas I'm sure some of the vendors of
commercial console products EOL support at some point.  The fact it runs
linux is inviting as we can add it to our monitoring systems.

have a great day,

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:33 AM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at
> wrote:

> for singular serial .. there are many, do you want something that's
> "appliance" or are you willing to deploy 18 raspnberry-pi-like
> thingies?
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM, greg whynott <greg.whynott at>
> wrote:
> > Recently I have taking over the responsibility of managing about 18
> remote
> > routers and firewalls.   None of these have a console port for 'out of
> > band' access accessible today.
> >
> > Most sites has available IPs between the ISP and us (typically a /29) or
> a
> > backup DSL connection available for use.     I'd like to purchase a IP to
> > Serial port device I can use for each location in the event I lock myself
> > out.   The requirement would be an Ethernet port,  a serial port,  and
> SSH.
> >
> >
> > Anyone have any recommendations on something like this?
> >
> > thanks much,
> > greg

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