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       cyclades-ser-cli Serial Port Interface for Cyclades Terminal Servers


       cyclades-ser-cli [options] devname rasname physport


       The  cyclades-ser-cli  program  connects  a  Unix device file 'devname' to a physical port
       'physport' of a Cyclades Terminal Server 'rasname'.   cyclades-ser-cli  provides  the  I/O
       interface  between  the device file and the physical port, running as an 'user-mode device

       If 'physport' is assigned to 0, then 'rasname' is used as the IP address  on  an  IP-based
       serial port addressing.


       cyclades-ser-cli may be started with the following options:

       -u ptyiosize
              Sets  the  internal  device I/O size to ptyiosize (maximum 4096 bytes, default 1024

       -n netiosize
              Sets the internal socket I/O size to netiosize  (maximum  512  bytes,  default  128

       -i retrydelay
              Delay in seconds between connection requests (default: 60)

       -r retries
              Number of connection request retries before exiting. (default: infinity)

       -s     Use  the  Socket  Server protocol for talking to the server, this means just piping
              all the data down a TCP connection with no control information, so it's  impossible
              to change the port speed etc.  The default is to use the RFC2217 protocol.

       -m modem handling
              The default is 0 which means to check DCD state, 1 means to ignore DCD.

       -c close mode
              Last  close handling; the default is 0 which means to hangup the modem, 1 means not
              to hangup.

       -p start port
              TCP base port of servers at  terminal  server  side  (defaults:  31000  for  Socket
              server,  30000 for Remote Telnet Server).  Note: if 'physport' is assigned to zero,
              this option has no effect, the Telnet Server standard port (23) is used.

       -d debug level
              The default is debug level 0 (little debugging),  level  1  debugs  internal  state
              changes, level 2 debugs events, and level 3 debugs IO calls.

       -f     Run in foreground, this is suitable for running from init.

       -x     Console  mode:  normally  all messages are sent to syslogd (using local2 facility).
              With this option, all messages will be sent to stdout and cyclades-ser-cli runs  in
              the foreground.  This implies -f


       Every  instance  of cyclades-ser-cli will have a virtual serial device which is a sym-link
       to a pseudo-tty.  A terminal program can then talk to the virtual serial device  and  it's
       data  transfers will be redirected across the network.  Each virtual serial device will be
       accompanied by a Unix domain socket with the same name with the  addition  of  ".control".
       So  if cyclades-ser-cli provides the virtual device named "/dev/modem" then it will have a
       control socket named "/dev/modem.control".  There is a shared  object  named  libcyclades-  which  intercepts  calls  to  the  tcsetattr() and tcsendbreak().  This shared
       object then sends the relevant data to the cyclades-ser-cli server via the control socket.
       To recognise a virtual modem device it has to read /etc/cyclades-devices.

       The  shared  object  can  be  loaded  per-application  through the
       LD_PRELOAD environment variable, or for the entire system through the system shared object
       configuration  (see  the OS documentation).  Note that the LD_PRELOAD environment variable
       has to have the fully qualified path of the object, otherwise an application which changes
       it's current directory may fail.


       In  Solaris  does  not  work  with  the stty program.  stty uses a
       different interface to this and requires some extra coding.

       In Solaris conflicts with some  system  programs  such  as  ps  for
       unknown  reasons.  Just don't load it for those programs, it has no such problems with any
       serial comms programs.


       Start an interface between /dev/prt1 device and a serial port  number  10  of  a  Terminal
       Server named pr01, without hangup at last close:

       cyclades-ser-cli -c 1 /dev/prt1 pr01 10

       In  general  use do not start cyclades-ser-cli from the command line, start it through the
       cyclades-serial-client script or from init.


       cyclades-serial-client(1), cyclades-devices(5)