2511-rj to a Juniper M5 OOB access?

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Mar 24th, 2008
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Im using a 2511-rj for an OOB router. I need to connect it to a Juniper M5 console port. The line config Im using says it opens the connection but then just hangs, I cant get in the M5. here is my line config. What should I be using to make this work?

line 2

no exec

exec-timeout 300 0

modem Host

terminal-type vt100

transport input all


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Makarand Chitale Mon, 03/24/2008 - 17:46
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The basic configuration to get console access to another router should be:

line x

no exec

!--- Unwanted signals from the attached device do not launch an EXEC session.

!--- Prevents the line from being unavailable due to a rogue EXEC process.

exec-timeout 0 0

!--- Disables exec timeout.

transport input all

!--- Allows all protocols to use the line.

Make sure the Juniper has default console configs (9600 baud etc) or if those changed configs need to be used then make appropriate changes on the line configuration on the 2511. Also I would remove the "modem host" command to keep it clean for now.

Just curious, does this setting work with another Cisco router console?

Thanks, Mak

greshkop Tue, 03/25/2008 - 14:25
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The config does work with Cisco routers, except I use modem InOut on Cisco lines. Also the Juniper uses a straight thru cable instead of a roll over.

I'll try removing modem Host and checking the Juniper console config.


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