I have recently come into possession of an actual
physical terminal that
be connected to a device via a standard RS232 (serial) port, so far so
connected to one of these devices. This involves
the serial cable, doing what needs to be done, crawling back
rinse and repeat.
connected to the console server but other telnet
accessible services as
the heavy lifting would be done on the bridge. I am ideally looking for a
ready to go, low power device, I can hide away as opposed to setting up a
of my own running some *nix flavor that I know can do this but is way over
kill. Oh yeah and if it is super cheap even better. Thanks!
What about one of these? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DWLS7DP
$11.38, and provides four ports. If that's not enough, you could do a
bi-level multiplex arrangement; 5 of these ($56.90) would provide 16 ports.
Zero power requirements, no software configuration. If it were me, I might
consider buying a two-pole rotary switch with enough positions and solder
one up, but for less than 12 bucks, it's hard to beat this...