Chapter 27 Serial Communications

Table of Contents
27.1 Synopsis
27.2 Introduction
27.3 Terminals
27.4 Dial-in Service
27.5 Dial-out Service
27.6 Setting Up the Serial Console

27.1 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: