[Asterisk-Users] Headless Linux system for Asterisk

James Sharp jsharp at psychoses.org
Thu Dec 18 16:19:12 MST 2003

> Run using a serial console
> (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Remote-Serial-Console-HOWTO/).  No monitor,
> VGA adapter, keyboard etc needed.  Use SSH to log into the asterisk box
> for any maintenance, etc.  If the box gets hosed, connect the serial
> port to a working PC and fire up minicom and your all set.  You'll find
> this type of setup quite often in data center environments.

Except there is a known problem of dropping/missing interrupts with
running serial consoles with certain Digium boards.   You also have the
same problem if you use a framebuffer console.

If you truly want it headless with a serial console without that problem,
stick a PC Weasel board in it (http://www.realweasel.com).

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