JP Vossen on 6 Apr 2017 21:08:41 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] slightly OT, learning cisco, serial cable

On 04/06/2017 09:56 PM, Michael Lazin wrote:
I am the proud new owner of a cisco switch and router that were up for
grabs on this list.  I got them so I can learn the os because I am
always interested in learning new things.  I also thought I'd let my
girlfriend play around with it because she has some interest in
networking.  I googled how to connect to it and apparently you need a
cable to connect the ethernet port to the serial port on your PC.  If
it's not to presumptuous is there anyone in the university city area
that might have such a cable for cheap or for free?

Also, does anyone have suggestions on resources on learning more about
this gear?  I found some documentation on using minicom on ubuntu to
connect so that will be my starting point.

I'd start here: because the author is very good and he has the same first name as you. :-)

I actually have the dead tree version but I can't remember if I read it. There are no notes in it, so I probably got it then forgot to read it, so I can't tell you how good it is, but other books from the same guy range from OK-to-good (_{ssh,sudo} Mastery_) to really awesome (_Absolute FreeBSD_).

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