Any suggestions for good "serial terminal" programs for OS X 10.3?
January 26, 2004 5:02 PM   Subscribe

I finally picked up a USB-to-serial adapter for my Mac so that I can use the machine as a serial console on my various SPARC boxes and Cisco equipment. After installing the latest drivers (the IOGear stuff is actually made by ATEN), I've now got a /dev/tty.usbserial0 device. Using ZTerm, I can talk to my Cisco router, but ZTerm smells/looks very badly like a ported MacOS 9 product. I can't get Taylor UUCP to compile under Panther (10.3) correctly in order to have tip or cu, like I use on my Sun boxes.

Any suggestions for good "serial terminal" programs for OS X 10.3? I've already checked VersionTracker, Google, and all the regular suspect places.
posted by mrbill to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
 
This page lists a ton of terminal emulators, and mentions the Macintosh.

ibiblio has tons of unixish apps, most notably minicom and Seyon. As far as I know, minicom and Seyon build on anything and everything.

You might also want to consider one of the many Kermits out there. The UI is weird, but as a serial terminal it's beyond merely mature.

Sourceforge seems to have tons and tons of terminal emulators to choose from. Surely one of them will build on your flavor.
posted by majick at 5:17 PM on January 26, 2004


Looks like MacWise will do what I want - I knew of it, but wasnt aware that it would handle direct-to-serial. Thanks!
posted by mrbill at 5:25 PM on January 26, 2004


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