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Re: recommendations for "dumb" console servers

Rob Windsor windsor@warthog.com
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:14:57 GMT

Yeah, I'm familiar with their IOLAN line.  I had one of those back in 2000 (before Perle acquired Chase).

I think I successfully pawned that beast off onto an employer up in Massachusetts about five years ago.


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marion Hakanson" <hakansom@ohsu.edu>
> To: "Rob Windsor" <windsor@warthog.com>
> Cc: users@conserver.com
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:55:34 PM
> Subject: Re: recommendations for "dumb" console servers
> windsor@warthog.com said:
> > Ideally, I'd get a wad of Cisco AS-2511-RJs, but I'd rather buy
> > new-manufacture equipment.
> > 
> > Anyone got a lead on the modern equivalent?
> > 
> > I've poked around Lantronix, Digi, and Cyclades (Avocent), but all
> > of their
> > offerings are embedded with linux so that they can receive ssh.
> We've been using the Perle JetStream 8500 (48-port version).  While
> that's discontinued, there is a similar product under their "IOLAN"
> product line.  Some have the "smart console server" functionality,
> but some do not, e.g.:
>   http://www.perle.com/products/IOLAN-STS-Terminal-Server.shtml
> These can optionally be used with driver software on your "conserver"
> machine which talk to genuine Unix tty's, which in turn are mapped
> via reverse-telnet to ports on the terminal server.  That's how we
> use it here.
> Regards,
> Marion

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