Linking linux boxes via null-modem cable

Linking linux boxes via null-modem cable

Post by patri » Sat, 14 Jan 1995 06:46:51

I would like to connect two linux boxes together via a null-modem
cable.  I'm trying to run agetty on one machine (helium) and minicom
on the other (dialup).  The problem is that I can login to helium from
dialup when helium has been booted, but after I exit minicom and go
back into it I don't get any response from helium.  In /etc/inittab
I'm using /sbin/agetty -L ttyS3 38400.  The -L is to ignore the
carrier detect status.

I've also tried using kermit on dialup to access helium after minicom
has been exited and the same thing happens.

I'm not sure whether the problem is with agetty on helium or
minicom/kermit on dialup.  Would be grateful for any help.

Pat Cain


1. Linux/Win95 to Linux Box Via Null-Modem, then to Internet

Dear all who care:

I actually pulled it off. After about 2 months of research and various
failures, I finally did it. I have two computers, connected with a null
modem cable, and I've been able to connect both to the 'Net via
IP Masquerading. Just thought you should know. If you have any questions
on how to do something like this, let me know. I'll try to be as helpful
as i can. . . .

Just though You should know,


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