[nycbug-talk] multiport serial cards
jfranks214 at taconic.net
Wed Oct 12 18:21:41 EDT 2005
On Oct 12,
> Hi all,
> I've got a (FreeBSD) console server that's got two 8-port
> Rocketport cards in it. I need to ditch these as they have two
> problems: the driver is kind of flakey and basically abandoned,
> and I'm already three ports short of what I need and we're still
> adding servers.
> Stallion looked nice, specifically this setup:
> Density is great, 64 ports per card. Price is right too. However
> every retailer has these on backorder, and it seems like the stl
> driver did not make it to 5.x.
> This all makes me feel like some old unix nerd. When I post on the
> FreeBSD lists it's just crickets. :)
> Anyone here have recommendations on decent cards that cost less
> than buying a standalone console server? I'd like a minimum of 32
> ports on a single card...
I've only used Digi portservers (which are pretty cool), but they
also have this:
They start at 1300 and change and go up from there.... but they can
scale to 128 ports on one pci slot. There is also a model that will
go up to 64.
It's just a suggestion, and there are probably people better
qualified to recommend something than I, but your post brought back
memories. I did a stint with a company using Mentor Pro and MvBase on
NT to serve up a business management package that they had written in
On further reflection, I'm glad thats over with :-)
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