[nycbug-talk] The serial cable jungle

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Tue Feb 22 16:04:06 EST 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:44:11 -0600, Tillman Hodgson
<tillman at seekingfire.com> wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> I'm trying to find some information on how to pin those little
> RJ-45<->DB9M adpaters such that I can hook up a typical Intel server (as
> opposed to Sun box) to my Digi PortServer II.

Try a straight through ethernet cable, its what I use for pc <-> sun
console cables


> Google ain't showin' me no luv.
> A few things that I know for sure:
> * A Cisco-style console cable doesn't work -- anyone know how *these*
>   puppies are wired?
> * 10-pin RJ-45? wtf? Digi and their altpin scheme is evil
> * Digi part number 76000697 looks like what I need, except it's a
>   bazillion Canadian dollars (well, it's more than making my own
>   adapters using generic stuff I can pick up at the electronics supply
>   store)
> * The PDF "Digi Terminal Server Cable Guide" only lists DB25 examples.
>   Does anyone know of a reasonably accurate DB25->DB9 pin mapping guide?
> Thanks all,
> -T
> --
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>  thousand to one."
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