Chapter 15. Serial Communications

Table of Contents
15.1. Synopsis
15.2. Introduction
15.3. Terminals
15.4. Dial-in Service
15.5. Dial-out Service
15.6. Setting Up the Serial Console

15.1. 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: