Using minicom with Astaro Security Gateway

  • Article ID: 115778
  • Updated: 24 May 2012

Using minicom with Astaro Security Gateway.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Operating systems
V7, V8

What To Do

Setting up minicom on Linux is highly distribution specific. On SLES9 and SLES10 you need at least the RPMs rzsz and minicom. For sles10 (and therefore AxG V7) they are available here (rzsz) and here (minicom).

RPM installation
$ rpm -i rzsz-*.rpm
$ rpm -i minicom-*.rpm

To setup minicom you have to call minicom:
$ minicom -s
Save your settings later by using the Save setup as dfl, which will write the settings into /etc/minirc.dfl.
Simply go to the menu Serial port setup and change the values for Serial Device (e.g. /dev/ttyS0) and baudrate to your needs.

With AxG V7 baudrate usually is 38400 and also preconfigured on ASG-side.

Then after saving your config you call minicom:
$ minicom

If you use minicom in screen you should change another setting: both programs use CTRL-A as an escape sequence. You should change either minicom or screen to use an escape sequence other than CTRL-A. E. g. to change minicom to use CTRL-B as an escape sequence simply means to start minicom and change the key in the menu cOnfigure Minicom -> Screen and keyboard.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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