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Re: Null-Modem serial-to-USB cable

 On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 11:18:37AM -0400, Don Levey wrote: 
> While I specifically see null modem cables, and I see USB-to-Serial 
> cables, none of the latter mention any potential crossover for their 
> pinout.  For example: 

For most serial terminal applications, I think you need the null modem 
cable as well.  I use one of these:

which I connect to a null modem cable and then use screen on my Macbook 
to talk to the serial terminal on headless FreeBSD/Linux machines.  It 
works well.  screen is a nice utility for this purpose. 


"you'll find," the mathemagician remarked gently, "that the only thing 
you can do easily is be wrong, and that's hardly worth the effort." 
                                             <_the phantom tollbooth_> 

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