Might turn my 4U into a console server

ehndeehnde Member Posts: 1,103
Is this a dumb idea? Here's how I'm thinking I can do it:

2 of these Newegg.com - Koutech PCI to USB2.0 Card Model IO-PU520

And (3 to start) Newegg.com - SABRENT 1 ft. USB to Serial db9 Male RS-232 (9-pin) Converter Model SBT-USC1M

The usb-> serial adapters are a little pricey, I'll probably shop around and try to get them cheaper.

The 4U box I'd be using as a console server is also my gns3 box. It's running Ubuntu 10.10.

Looking like about ~$60.

I'm always open to better ideas as well.
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  • hypnotoadhypnotoad Banned Posts: 915
    You can buy PCI cards that have serial ports -- like 4 or 8 ports per card. It'll be easier and probably cheaper.

    That's assuming you can make all this stuff work in Linux, which I have no idea about.
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