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sun box with no monitor

I have this sun box that needs to be fired up but i don't have a monitor for it. I need to change the ip so we can ssh into it. I hear you can use a laptop as a monitor. I even have a cable that is usb to ps2 to 25 pin female with a 25 pin gender changer which plugs into the back of the sun box. is this correct? do i have to use a program to connect to the sun box? what do i do?
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Its seems to me that if you expect any sort of accurate answer, you'd take a minute to specify EXACTLY what this "sun box" is. I daresay that the answer will vary from, say, a Sun SparcStation 10 to an Ultra 30 to an E5500. WHICH ONE do you have? We're Experts, not mindreaders.
doable, assuming the cable that is usb to ps2 shows up on your laptop as a serial port?  you'll need a null-modem adapter, the 25 pin gender changer won't help much.

then, you'd use hyperterm, or some other serial port utility, 9600-8-n-1

hit enter a couple of times, and you'll get a console prompt.  if you don't get anytihing, then there's a cable problem, or the serial port isn't on.  if you get garbage, then check your baud settings.
gharnettAuthor Commented:
so i was able to connect the modem using the usb serial adapter. i now get an ok prompt. how do i connect to the sun box? what is a null-modem adapter? is it a 25 pin female connection?
gharnettAuthor Commented:
ok, from the ok prompt i learned that you type boot and that gets you to the sun login screen. thanks yall.
One word of caution.  The mothedoligy you are using has been know to take a SUN system to the ok prompt.

Sometimes, when you plug a serial cable into the serial A port it sends a break signal, which is essitially a stop-a.

If you find yourself at the ok prompt remember you can type 'go' to resume.  This may or may not work.
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