The comservd program provides a facility to access network terminal
server serial ports, such as those available on Xyplex terminal server
models, via /dev device file entries. This allows programs such as
tip(1) to access devices connected to the terminal server serial
Additionally, comservd can serve up local serial ports to remote
systems, effectively turning the system running comservd into a
terminal server with respect to its own local serial ports.
The package consists of two programs - PortRedorector and PortTest.
PortRedirector is a daemon that runs telnet to the remote port of the
terminal server and redirects its input and output to a virtual terminal
device (/dev/pty*). The corresponding slave device (dev/tty*) then can
be used by an application that expects a local async terminal port. For
example, to monitor a UPS (connected to AUX ports on a Cisco router)
Whenever telnet subprocess terminates on any reason, it is restarted as
soon as any data received from the terminal device.
It can also work when authentication is required, i.e. it can pass
username and password specified in its configuration file.
PortTest is something like cu(1). You can use either of them to test the
A simple UNIX client allowing you to send SMS messages to mobile phones
and pagers. The software currently supports a number of providers
and protocols from various countries.
Using an unlisted provider that allows TAP access should be pretty straight
There are a large number of services that do not appear to use TAP, but
instead, simple user interfaces for interactive use by a user dialing up
with a modem. For several UK based services such as these drivers have been
written, note that providers often offer more that one service and as such
you may require a different driver for each one.
A port of Dallas Semiconductors 3.00 beta API for accessing 1-wire LAN
devices. Only DS2480 serial port adapters are supported by this port.
xcwcp: a CW tutor program for X Window environment. It offers the
same random and keyboard sending as comms/cwcp, and in addition can
read CW that sent to it using the keyboard or mouse as a keyer,
making it useful for sending as well as receiving practice.
This is a driver for "homebrew" type serial LIRC reveivers as
It overrides the `normal' uart(4) driver, if you have that driver
already loaded or statically in your kernel (like it is in GENERIC)
then you need to load uartlirc.ko from loader.conf(5) (or manually
via the loader prompt) for the override to work. The driver provides
a /dev/lircX node for each serial port in addition to the normal
tty nodes /dev/cuauX etc, so you can still use other serial ports
normally should you have more than one.
Note: it only supports PCI/motherboard serial ports not ones connected
via USB, for USB you can use mceusb hardware supported via webcamd,
or FTDI hardware supported by comms/lirc natively via libftdi, see:
and the comms/lirc port's pkg-message.
acfax is a program to decode faxes off a radio. It features on-the-fly
image adjustments and control over a wide array of receiving options.
Aldo is a Morse code tutor. At the moment it has four kinds of
exercises: Classic exercise, the Koch method, Callsign exercise, and
exercises read from files.
This is a serial-over-lan (sol) client for Intel AMT. Includes a terminal and
a graphical (gtk) version. Also comes with a perl script to gather
informations about and remotely control AMT managed computers.
The overall goal of this project is to provide remote control service on Linux
through Bluetooth, InfraRed, Wi-Fi or just TCP/IP connection.
anyRemote supports wide range of modern cell phones like Nokia, SonyEricsson,
Motorola and others.
It was developed as thin communication layer between Bluetooth (or IR, Wi-Fi)
capabled phone and UNIX, and in principle could be configured to manage almost