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How do you setup solaris so that you can access the serial console of another system through the Sun workstation serial ports?  I know you have to use cu, but what is it that you put in the /etc/uucp/Devices,Systems,etc files?
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Going on memory here as I don't have the uucp stuff (and hence cu) installed on anything right now and I don't have the OS CD with me for my home Solaris system... It's also been a couple of years since I last did this...

You don't actually have to set up all of the uucp files to use cu to talk to a serial port. I normally set the port as a dialout modem via admintool to disable the login process that normally runs on each port. By default the perm on /dev/term/a & b only allow root to open the device. You can change the perms to ugo+rw and anyone can then use cu to open the port, like; "cu -l /dev/term/a -s 9600 -b 8". I'm not positive about needing to set 8bit in cu, but seem to remember needing it.

Note that if you power down the system that acts as the console, the other system, being a nice Unix box that respects BREAK, will promptly halt and drop to the OK prompt.
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Hey...thanks a lot.  In the mean while I also found another way to do it.  If you use tip and modify the /etc/remote file to your needs.

Thanks though!  I think I like cu better.

-Kuhns
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