Basic configuration for using a 2611 as a front for a terminal server
Posted on 2008-10-02
I was thinking of using a 2611 (not a 2511) as kind of a front end for a terminal server using the 2611's AUX port. What I envision is logging into the 2611 through SSH and having the the input/output of the session redirected through through the AUX port. The AUX port would be connected to the control serial port of the terminal server (really just a selectable selectable serial ports connected to the console ports of the other devices). Setup looks something like this:
Remote access terminal (SSH-ethernet)
Cisco 2611 (SSH-e0/0-ethernet)
Cisco 2611 (AUX-serial)
Terminal server (Control serial port)
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Devices (Console serial ports)
I believe for the connection though the 2611 I'd need to use a reverse telnet connect (though I'm not sure how to do that).
I'm kinda clueless in how to set up the 2611 for this. Assuming that the router is used for no other purpose, what would the basic configuration file look like for the cisco 2611 to be able to do this?