Accessing Cisco Routers from Linux

Minicom:

Minicom is a program for Linux (such as Hyper Terminal in Windows) to access Cisco / other devices

which use RS 232 or Serial port to access.

On Suse Linux you can install minicom as below:

Linux# yast –install minicom <–

Once installed the following command:

Linux# minicom -s <–

Click on Serial port setup

and change the settings as below:

A – Serial Device : /dev/ttyS0

B – Lockfile Location : /var/lock
C – Callin Program :
D – Callout Program :
E – Bps/Par/Bits : 9600 8N1
F – Hardware Flow Control : Yes
G – Software Flow Control : No

Once changed Save the settings as dfl

Now exit and run the below command:

Linux# minicom <—

Thanks,

Salman Aftab