[nycbug-talk] Serial cable for sunfire v210

Jeff Quast af.dingo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 16:20:15 EDT 2008

I think this would help more than anything!


"the 5-in-1 network admin's cable: ethernet / crossover / modem / null
modem / Cisco console"

I ordered a pile of heads on my last network order, and sat down one
summer's day and made about a dozen sets of db9, 25, and "jumpers".
I've given all but one of them away since, because they are so useful.
I need to make quite a few more someday, you could say I have standing
orders for them!

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Siobhan Lynch <slynch2112 at me.com> wrote:
> This should help:
> http://www.softpanorama.org/Solaris/Startup_and_shutdown/serial_console_on_solaris.shtml
> -Trish
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 10:18 AM, nikolai wrote:
> Folks,
> I inherited an old V210 with no cdrom and no video card
> that runs Solaris. I know the root password, but ...
> root is not allowed over the network, so my only
> option of getting into the box is serial. My trusty
> old null cable doesn't seem to be working.
> Can anybody enlighten me about what sort of cable I need
> there (and where to get it :). Any pointers are welcome.
> Thanks.
> --
> Nikolai

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