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solterm - Man Page

An IPMI Serial over LAN program



<connection parms> [-e escape_char] [-notencrypted] [-notauthenticated] [-bitrate (9600|19200|38400|57600|115200)] [-alerts (succeed|defer|fail)] [-holdoff] [-ack-retries n] [-ack-timeout microseconds] [-v] [-q]


The solterm program allows a user to make a remote serial connection over IPMI. The requires that the remote system support IPMI 2.0 Serial Over LAN.


<connection parms>

The parameters for the connection depend on the connection type. These are all described in openipmi_conparms (7)

-e escape_char

The character to use to escape, or exit, the program.  Entering this character right after a newline is entered causes the program to go into command mode.  A single character after this performs a command. The default escape character is "~" as shown below.  Supported commands are:


Terminate the program


Send a serial BREAK over the connection


Flush all buffers


Assert the Ring Indicator (RI) line


Deassert the Ring Indicator (RI) line


Assert DCD and DSR lines


Deassert DCD and DSR lines


Pause the output using CTS


Put CTS under BMC control


Help on escape commands


Enter the escape character twice to send it.


Do not encrypt the SOL data going over the connection.


Do not do integrity checks on the SOL data going over the connection.


Set the bitrate to the given value.  The default is whatever the BMC has set it to.


This specifies what to do if a alert that requires a callout occurs on the line.


specifies that serial/modem alerts are to succeed while SoL is active.


specifies that serial/modem alerts are to be deferred for the duration of the SoL session.


specifies that serial/modem alerts automatically fail during the SoL session. This is the default.


Specifies that CTS, DTR, and DSR are to be deasserted at the start of the SoL session so that the configuration may be modified before the handshake is released.


Be more verbose.  Maybe specified multiple time for more output.


Be less verbose.  Maybe specified multiple time for less output.

See Also


Known Problems



Darius Davis <dariusd@users.sourceforge.net>

Referenced By


05/13/03 OpenIPMI IPMI Serial over LAN program