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Log in via serial port

Contributed by: ITO Takayuki
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

In addition to telnetd, BeOS has the ability to accept logins via the serial port.

Connect any serial terminal to your BeOS box’s serial1 with a null-modem cable. Set your terminal speed 19200bps. Type at the BeOS prompt


$ getty serial1 19200 &

then hit Enter at your serial terminal. You will see the login prompt:


(hostname) login:

Type your user name and password to log in.

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