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I have a python script(UBUNTU) reading and writing info from local serial port. It works fine!

What if instead of using the local serial port, I want to use another machine serial port, remotely?

how would you implement this:

  • between 2 ubuntu machines?

  • between 1 ubuntu and one windows machine?

It's not so simple to explain so i made this little diagram

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between 2 ubuntu machines

Serial Over IP

between 1 ubuntu and one windows machine

Ubuntu ser2net, Windows HW VSP3

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the most generic way I can think of is by reading the local serial console, and redirecting it to a netcat port. then on the receiving side, a netcat listener, or python itself, can pick up the datastream

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