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: