[OT] Serial Input Question

Dale Dellutri daledellutri at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 17:42:28 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM, Thom Paine <painethom at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm posting this to the list because I am hoping I can do this in linux not
> only for free, but also with greater functionality.
> I am looking at this software http://www.taltech.com/products/comfile.html to
> be able to read data off a serial input.
> I have a printer in my comm center that tracks our 911 calls. We are
> currently spewing the data to tractor fed paper and while not only jamming,
> it sometimes runs out of paper and people don't notice it for a while.
> I'd like to be able to read this data from the RS232 port, and have it
> write to a file. I'd like to be able to archive the data based on dates. I'm
> sure I can do this with cron.
> Is anyone else on the list capturing RS232 data, and logging it?

I'm capturing serial data and logging it.  I have multiple serial consoles
(from AlphaServers) and a serial data stream from a device which runs
our door entry system.  I use an Avocent/Cyclades CS4016 serial port
concentrator and either conserver (on a CentOS 4 server) or conman
(on a CentOS 5 server) to take all the serial streams and log them in
separate files, one per serial port.  It works very well.

I notice that both conserver and conman are available in the fedora
repository, so you can use either one.

Dale Dellutri
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