[c-nsp] Out of Band Network

Michael K. Smith - Adhost mksmith at adhost.com
Mon May 4 18:17:23 EDT 2009

Some of the closets in the design are uplinked into distribution layer
closets over Cat5e cable. Nothing exceeds 300 ft, however, I am not sure
how far I can stretch these Async lines to the console ports from the
distribution to access layer switches. Does anyone know how far I can go
with an RS-232 line over Cat5e? All I need is 9600 baud to talk to the
console port at the other end.


You might be able to do it with hi-grade cable and if the Cisco ports
are following the spec.  Here's a pretty good tutorial.




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