Cellular enabled console server

Simon Woodhead simon at linx.net
Fri Feb 24 16:27:16 UTC 2017

Hi Ben

We run OpenGears at Simwood. They do various flavours some with 3G; we’ve used both the 3G and the ethernet variety and all worked well. Serial access is essentially ssh to the console server specifying a custom port that relates to the serial port. They also support the addition of other sensors, e.g. temperature. The smallest one is 4 ports but I can’t presently see it on their website.


> On 24 Feb 2017, at 16:08, Ben Bartsch <uwcableguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> NANOG - Are any of you running a console server to access your network
> equipment via a serial connection at a remote site?  If so, what are you
> using and how much do you like it?  I have a project where I need to stand
> up over 100 remote sites and would like a backdoor to the console just to
> be able to see what's going on with the equipment to hopefully avoid a
> truck roll for something simple like a hung device.  I need 4 console ports
> and 1 RJ45 ethernet jack.  My quick Google search landed me at
> BlackBox LES1204A-3G-R2, but I've never actually used such a device.  This
> would be for use in the USA.
> Thank you in advance.
> -ben

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