How to telnet to computer and access switch configuration via serial port?
Posted on 2004-03-22
I have one server in my small network at home that has multiple purposes, one of which is to configure my Cisco router and Asante switch via serial ports. My goal is to be able to access the configuration for both my router and my switch from another room in the house. I can access my Cisco router configuration via telnet directly to the router, but the switch does not have that capability. The only way to access the configuration for the switch is via the serial console port. Is there any way to telnet into the machine whose serial port is connected to the switch and access it that way? I know that VNC is a viable option, but I don't want it to be graphical, only command-line. I just need an application that I can run on the server over telnet that basically does what hyperterminal does. The machine is running NT Server 4.0, latest SP. Thanks.