Talk:Enable Serial Console on Boot

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Revision as of 21:54, 13 April 2012 by Jbilyk (talk | contribs) (this page is still relevant)

Is this information obsolete? The last susbtantive edit was in 20 October 2010 and the page says it applies to Alpine 1.10.x. I'm not sure what a "serial console" is---different from a normal tty? In practice when are they used? -- Dubiousjim 10:01, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

This still works fine with Alpine 2.3.6. It's used in practice if a KVM is not available for a given server/router running Alpine. In that case, connecting a set of Alpine boxes and other devices (such as switches or routers) to a serial console server can be a practical way to maintain console access. Jbilyk 22:45, 13 April 2012 (EST)