On 9 Jun 2005, at 19:42, Niall O'Higgins wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 07:34:36PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> I'm puzzled. What do you want exactly? You only need a console when
>> visit the box, surely, and then you could use a laptop? Or do you want
>> to have your serial port connected to a serial concentrator so you can
>> access that over ssh? If that's the case, I guess you're in a bit of a
>> nice market, and will pay for the privilege.
>> I want remote serial console access, precisely because I don't want to
> have to visit the box with my laptop. I see no reason this should be
> more expensive than remote IP KVM access which is offered for free by
> at least one provider.
No, I imagine you're right there - providing remote serial console
access is probably no more expensive than providing remote IP KVM
access but it's all about market forces, as it very often is. Remote IP
KVM access is a strong selling point to a large segment of the market,
and so is worthwhile installing. And of the non Windows users, you'll
find that a majority of them also use kit which can use remote IP KVM
And then there are the weirdos :-) Well, the attitude of the colo
providers is that they'll take weirdo money too, but if they want any
kinky stuff, they're definitely going to have to pay for it.
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