remote serial console (IP to Serial)

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Mar 9 18:44:13 UTC 2016

If you're going to go that route, a PI is a much cheaper moboard to build on. Also consider the Pine64 (cheaper and more powerful than the PI) 

> On Mar 8, 2016, at 21:36, Doug McIntyre <merlyn at> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 10:45:30AM -0900, Royce Williams wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:21 AM, Hugo Slabbert <hugo at> wrote:
>>> I'm surprised no one's mentioned freetserv[1] yet.  I haven't used them so
>>> don't consider this an endorsement, but on the surface it looks to be a
>>> good balance of "open / DIY" and "supportable".
> ..
>> This is great!  A mainstream, patchable OS -- not locked into a half-baked
>> OS or roll-your-own-TCP-stack hell I've seen in some remote serial and
>> power devices.
> ..
> Yes, instead of a hacked together hardwareboard, or appliance with
> firmware that never gets updated stuck in SSH v1 days (old Cisco?)..
> Freetserv looks interesting, but very costly once you add up the BOM. 
> I'd get something like a 1U ATOM server ($120 eBay) with small SSD
> ($18).  Runup your favorite FOSS OS, and conserver.  For more than the
> single real serialport, you can most likely fit a USB hub inside
> the case still, and hang a number of USB serial dongles off.
> Rackmountable, maintainable, and conserver works great.

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