May 26, 2018

Daemon that connects local terminal device to a terminal server

The package consists of two programs - PortRedorector and PortTest.

PortRedirector is a daemon that runs telnet to the remote port of the terminal server and redirects its input and output to a virtual terminal device /dev/pty. The corresponding slave device dev/tty then can be used by an application that expects a local async terminal port. For example, to monitor a UPS connected to AUX ports on a Cisco router using nut.

Whenever telnet subprocess terminates on any reason, it is restarted as soon as any data received from the terminal device.

It can also work when authentication is required, i.e. it can pass username and password specified in its configuration file.

PortTest is something like cu1. You can use either of them to test the connection.

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