Chapter 24 Serial Communications

Table of Contents
24.1 Synopsis
24.2 Introduction
24.3 Terminals
24.4 Dial-in Service
24.5 Dial-out Service
24.6 Setting Up the Serial Console

24.1 Synopsis

UNIX® has always had support for serial communications. In fact, the very first UNIX machines relied on serial lines for user input and output. Things have changed a lot from the days when the average “terminal” consisted of a 10-character-per-second serial printer and a keyboard. This chapter will cover some of the ways in which FreeBSD uses serial communications.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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