On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 06:35:42AM -0500, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> Does anybody know of any good software for talking to a serial port from
> a linux box?
This is an interim summary of the replies I've received so far. I haven't
yet found the ideal solution, but I'm far better informed about "serial
port software" on linux than I was a mere hour ago! :-)
Waider suggested I check out seyon in particular, and to check Freshmeat
for terminal emulators in general. Sage advice. I shall continue to do so...
Sean McGrath has been kind enough to point out that more than one person
can vnc into a machine at once, although of course it only makes sense for
one person to type at a time, and that I should investigate kermit! :-)
Ray Kelly suggestd I save myself the inevitable heartache and go buy
myself a proper IP-serial multiplexer right now. I'm beginning to see his
point and agree with him. As an academic exercise, though, I think I'll
persist in my search a little longer (before going and getting somebody
to spring for a real multiplexer (if that is the right word))! :-)
John Reilly suggested I have another look at minicom. I shall do exactly
that. (Past performance being no guide to future performance and all
Thanks to everybody who has replied so far. Apologies to anybody I've
left out, and double apologies to anybody whose contribution I have
misrepresented! Like I say, this is just an interim summary, and
I hope to produce a fuller summary in due course.
 I'm going away for the weekend, and I've found in the past that if
I don't summarise *something* promptly, it may get left for days, weeks,
even months! :-)
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