Serial port console terminal FreeBSD & Solaris

Post date: Dec 24, 2013 1:54:51 PM

I know a lot of people who forget about the built-in tip command when trying to fire up a console session:

# tip -115200 /dev/cua0

Where -115200 is the speed/character rate and /dev/cua0 is the console port character device.

In tip, to exit/break out of the session, pres <enter>~. or if you are in a nested ssh session, <enter>~~.

No need to install minicom or the like.