Review: Intelligent Multiport Serial Boards

Comtrol, Cyclades, DigiBoard, and Stallion boards are tested in Linux Journal's hardware review. If you need more serial ports than you currently have, read on.

General information on setting up serial devices, such as terminals and modems, can be found in the Serial-HOWTO, available at

HOWTO/Serial-HOWTO.html on the Web. Plain text and PostScript versions can be found at

Linux/docs/HOWTO and also at the many sunsite mirrors.

In real life, Greg is an aspiring young sysadmin at Georgia Tech's College of Computing. In his spare time, he maintains the Linux Serial-HOWTO and coordinates the HOWTO project. He has been running Linux for over two years now. Comments are welcome via e-mail at


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