Chapter 20 Serial Communications

Table of Contents
20.1 Synopsis
20.2 Introduction
20.3 Terminals
20.4 Dial-in Service
20.5 Dial-out Service
20.6 Setting Up the Serial Console

20.1 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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