May 26, 2018
Access local serial ports via network connections
The comservd program provides a facility to access network terminal server serial ports, such as those available on Xyplex terminal server models, via /dev device file entries. This allows programs such as tip1 to access devices connected to the terminal server serial ports.
Additionally, comservd can serve up local serial ports to remote systems, effectively turning the system running comservd into a terminal server with respect to its own local serial ports.