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Old 10-11-2010, 01:01 PM
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Redirect Com port to active telnet session

I have a piece of software that will communicate to a remote end via serial. I can use a piece of software called Net2Serial or something along those lines that will route the communication destined to a fake comm port and send it out the telnet session. Is there anyway that SecureCRT can capture the data to a fake comm port and send it out the telnet session?

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:21 PM
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Hi Chris,

Could you explain in more detail what you are trying to accomplish?

SecureCRT supports both Serial and Telnet protocol.

What do you mean by "fake comm port"?

Are you connecting to the same device via Telnet?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:56 AM
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bridge serial port?

Hello!
I think he looks for a function to access or bridge the serial port from his client during a telnet or ssh session to the connected server, like the "pass-through" or transparent printing...

By the way, if such function could be implemented in securecrt, i also would be very interested in it.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:35 AM
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Hello jsassm,

Following a call this a.m. from the previous forum "post-er" in this thread, I did some further research on the Net2Serial software and I believe with its presence, this is possible in SecureCRT.

From what I found in Net2Serial's documentation, it runs as a service and provides the "bridge" to the serial ports. All that is required is a Telnet connection to the machine that is running the Net2Serial service.

Are you also using the Net2Serial software?

This original request was corrected via e-mail. The functionality Chris is looking for is that which is provided by "NetSerial", which creates virtual COM Ports. SecureCRT does not support this nor the RFC 2217 Telnet Com Port Control option that is the basis for several modes (inbound/outbound) that can be configured in NetSerial.

I have added this thread to a feature request in our development database for support for RFC 2217 (Telnet Com Port Control Option). Should a future release of SecureCRT include this feature, notification will be posted here.

If you prefer direct e-mail notification, contact support@vandyke.com and include "Feature Request - Forum Thread #6244" in the subject line.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:25 PM
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Hello jsassm,

Development wants to confirm our interpretation of your feature request.

We believe you are asking for SecureCRT to create a COM port on the computer that a program (like HyperTerm) could connect to using serial. SecureCRT would then forward any traffic from the serial port to the remote server.

Is this an accurate summary of the functionality desired?
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:36 AM
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Hello!

Quote:
We believe you are asking for SecureCRT to create a COM port on the computer that a program (like HyperTerm) could connect to using serial. SecureCRT would then forward any traffic from the serial port to the remote server.

Is this an accurate summary of the functionality desired?
No sorry, not exactly what i meant. (Except the part with "SecureCRT would then forward any traffic from the serial port to the remote server.")

To explain the situation for better understanding:
We got terminal-boxes, and want to gradual replace them by a software-emulator (like securecrt). This terminal boxes have an Ethernet Interface, Serial-Interfaces and also a parallel. On the parallel we have connected a printer, on the serial is connected a Optical Mark Recognition-Device.

So, if i replace the terminalbox by a pc with securecrt, its no problem to print on the windpws-pc (during ssh/telnet session) trough the paralell-port (with some parameters set: direct-pass-through-printing, no windows spooler,..).

But if I want to use the OMR-Reader, which is connected to the com1 of the pc, it dont work! Are there some special parameter-settings fro securecrt to use the locale serial-port while connected to a ssh-server?
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:30 PM
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Hi jsassm,

What version of SecureCRT are you using? (Help / SecureCRT...)

Could you provide additional explanation of how you are using SecureCRT with the OMR device?

I gather from my initial research it is scanning software/device.

Are you wishing to pipe the scanned data **FROM** the device **TO** the SecureCRT session with the SSH server?

In what way does it not work?

In other words, if we leave any SecureCRT ssh connections out of the equation, can SecureCRT and this device communicate via the COM port?
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