[SOLVED] Use serial on pfSense to connect to switch?

  • Is it possible to SSH to the pfSense box then serial/telnet from pfSense over a com port to a connected switch?

  • You might be able to use cu to connect. Telnet to the management IP would be easier, but I suppose in some situations you need a physical connection. Read the man page and test in the lab. I think screen is available from the default pkg repository if you want an alternative.

  • screen is available via 'pkg install' if you want to use it. cu will work fine though.

    To connect to COM1 (/dev/cuau0) at baud 115200:

    cu -l /dev/cuau0 -s 115200

  • cu works great! Thanks