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I have a managed switch that I liberated from our school's surplus goods store for $10 that has a serial based console. I have a serial cable and a computer with a serial port, but I have no idea what protocol to use to connect between the two. I'm running Arch Linux on the computer with the serial port. Thanks.

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Have you tried using a serial terminal program, such as CuteCom? –  sblair Apr 11 '10 at 23:55
    
no. but i will right after this. –  Kravlin Apr 12 '10 at 0:25
    
would you make this an answer so i can accept it? –  Kravlin Apr 12 '10 at 3:58
    
If you write a comment starting with @sblair he/she will be notified of that comment next time they visit superuser –  Nifle Apr 12 '10 at 7:53
    
@Nifle I'll keep that in mind. Thanks –  Kravlin Apr 12 '10 at 14:31

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Have you tried using a serial terminal program, such as CuteCom?

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