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May 13th, 2012, 05:57 PM
I recently was given a Sun Sunfire v210 anbd Netra T1. On the back, for the terminal port, it has a RJ45 connection. So I have a RJ45 to 9 pin serial adapter on the way so I can access Terminal mode. On my older suns I needed a Null Modem cable to access Terminal Mode. Do I still need to use a Null modem cable as well? or can I hook the serial adapter right into the terminal?


May 14th, 2012, 10:40 AM
I guess it depends on how your RJ45 to DB9 adaptor is wired - if RX and TX lines are straight through, or swapped.

On a related note, we've got a Netra T1 AC200 at work - it's been running as a SMTP mail relay for the last 9-10 years.... and probably rebooted or power cycled a maximum of 3-4 times. It's been incredibly reliable.

I should probably replace it at some point :-)

May 15th, 2012, 04:50 AM
This is the adapter I ordered

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Sun-Micro-DB9-TO-RJ45-serial-port-adaptor-530-3100-01-in-Bulk-/180808709827?pt=US_Parallel_Serial_PS_2_Cables_Ada pters&hash=item2a1909f6c3#ht_961wt_845

May 15th, 2012, 07:43 AM
Yeah, I've got a couple like that in my desk drawer. I just use them as-is with normal patch cables. If it doesn't work you can always try a null modem cable on the end of it.

May 16th, 2012, 06:43 PM
You can just purchase the Cisco Router serial adapter cables available on Ebay and/or Newegg. They have the same RJ-45 connector and are wired correctly. They are like $7. I know this because I developed firmware for the later model of this server and that is what I used.