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System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration
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Setting Up Terminals and Modems With Serial Ports Tool (Overview)

You can set up serial ports with the Solaris Management Console's Serial Ports tool.

Select a serial port from the Serial Ports window and then choose a Configure option from the Action menu to configure the following:

  • Terminal

  • Modem – Dial–In

  • Modem – Dial–Out

  • Modem – Dial–In/Dial–Out

  • Initialize Only – No Connection

The Configure options provide access to the templates for configuring these services. You can view two levels of detail for each serial port: Basic and Advanced. You can access the Advanced level of detail for each serial port after it is configured by selecting the serial port and selecting the Properties option from the Action menu. After a serial port is configured, you can disable or enable the port with the SAF commands. For information on using the SAF commands, see Chapter 3, Managing Serial Ports With the Service Access Facility (Tasks).

For information on using the Serial Ports command–line interface, see the smserialport(1M) man page.

Setting Up Terminals

The following table describes the menu items (and their default values) when you set up a terminal by using the Serial Ports tool.

Table 2-1 Terminal Default Values

Detail

Item

Default Value

Basic

Port

Description

Terminal

Service Status

Enabled

Baud Rate

9600

Terminal Type

vi925

Login Prompt

ttyn login:

Advanced

Carrier Detection

Software

Option: Connect on Carrier

Not available

Option: Bidirectional

Available

Option: Initialize Only

Not available

Timeout (seconds)

Never

Port Monitor

zsmon

Service Program

/usr/bin/login

Setting Up Modems

The following table describes the three modem templates that are available when you set up a modem using the Serial Ports tool.

Table 2-2 Modem Templates

Modem Configuration

Description

Dial-In Only

Users can dial in to the modem but cannot dial out.

Dial-Out Only

Users can dial out from the modem but cannot dial in.

Dial-In and Out (Bidirectional)

Users can either dial in or dial out from the modem.

The following table describes the default values of each template.

Table 2-3 Modem Template Default Values

Detail

Item

Modem - Dial-In Only

Modem - Dial-Out Only

Modem - Dial In and Out

Basic

Port Name

Description

Modem – Dial In Only

Modem – Dial Out Only

Modem – Dial In and Out

Service Status

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Baud Rate

9600

9600

9600

Login Prompt

ttyn login:

ttyn login:

ttyn login:

Advanced

Carrier Detection

Software

Software

Software

Option: Connect on Carrier

Not available

Not available

Not available

Option: Bidirectional

Not available

Not available

Available

Option: Initialize Only

Not available

Available

Not available

Timeout (seconds)

Never

Never

Never

Port Monitor

zsmon

zsmon

zsmon

Service Program

/usr/bin/login

/usr/bin/login

/usr/bin/login

The following table describes the default values for the Initialize Only template.

Table 2-4 Initialize Only - No Connection Default Values

Detail

Item

Default Value

Basic

Port Name

Description

Initialize Only - No Connection

Service Status

Enabled

Baud Rate

9600

Login Prompt

ttyn login:

Advanced

Carrier Detection

Software

Option: Connect on Carrier

Not available

Option: Bidirectional

Available

Option: Initialize Only

Available

Timeout (seconds)

Never

Port Monitor

zsmon

Service Program

/usr/bin/login

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