Remote access to serial port

March 11, 2009 at 14:07:33
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Hi there,

I have little experience and find today that I am unable to connect to a remote serial port I previously could connect to. I cannot get to the location but can contact someone there if needs be. I am prompted for the password when trying to ssh but when I enter it it just hangs. Are you able to provide me with some advice on this as to where the problem may lie? As I'm prompted for the password I wonder at what stage it might be failing.

Any suggestions or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.


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March 13, 2009 at 14:53:22
Not sure what to say.

Repost this question maybe.

Tell us a bit more.

Did you used to supply password?

Do you mean that you connect SSH to a terminal then to a serial port or what?

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March 14, 2009 at 00:30:34
I've seen things like that happen to BSD servers when there's not enough memory available to launch the shell. SSH is running in the background so it's reserved & passes authentication, but you get no login shell.

I had some rogue processing killing everything - dunno if this applies to you...You've tried rebooting it?

Is it still passing traffic (or whatever it's suppose to be doing) ?

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