Posts Tagged ‘break character’

A Serial Switch that Blocks Break Commands

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

In many cases, a simple break command can cause certain types of servers to immediately reboot, resulting in a interruption of user access until the reboot cycle is completed. In most cases, a break command is received from a connected device, initiating an unnecessary reboot cycle and causing a delay while the server finishes booting up. In order to prevent unrequested reboot cycles, WTI Serial Switch (http://www.wti.com/c-46-serial-switch.aspx)products include a break command blocking option which allows the console server to prevent break commands from being passed along to a connected server.

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Direct Connect Capabilities for Out of Band Management Applications

Monday, December 27th, 2010

WTI Out of Band Management products include Direct Connect capabilities, that allow you to initiate a Telnet, SSH or Raw Socket session with the Out of Band Management unit and then make an immediate connection to a serial port of your choice, without first being presented with the Out of Band Management unit’s command interface. This allows you to connect to a TCP port that’s mapped directly to one of the Out of Band Management unit’s RS232 Serial Ports.

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