Until now, i installed a lot of pfSense boxes w/ pleasure
All w/ full install way.
I want to setup, for the first time, an embedded one.
I wrote nanobsd image to CF and, as documented, at a certain step, output is redirected to serial port.
Unfortunately, i don't manage to access this serial output.
But, i think/suggest that it's due to the specific part of my setup.
Let me present it :
It's a Nexcom NISE-3100 box : http://www.jmsindustrial.nl/bestanden/OVERIG/NISE3100.pdf
As you can see, it features 4 serial ports via a DB44 connector/adapter.
I tried all 4 ports w/ different settings (Putty and others clients) : i never managed to access it.
In the BIOS, i haven't any serial redirection option or something similar (meanwhile, i can setup the various ways serial ports can use : RS232, etc...).
By the way, i installed pfHacom release in order to have VGA output and to see how pfSense considers these serial ports via DB44 connector.
I'm not currently connected to it but i remember have seen 4 "sio" (Serial I/O i suppose) ports detected.
Well, i already used serial outputs on switches and other embedded materials. But i never tried to use such a feature on a "standard computer" and i'm even asking to myself if it's possible without "special bios features"...
So i don't know if my problem resides on specific DB44 connector or on the fact i'm trying to use serial redirection on standard computer.
Finally, just to know : are Hacom releases "validated" by pfSense ? I mean : i'd like to have peace-of-mind on security concerns
Thank you very much,