Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for any help here.
I've recently seen some of the mods people have made to their I-Openers (on the net, not in person).
I would like to purchase an I-Opener (seen them on ebay for 30-50$). However all i want to do with this machine is to use it as a terminal to access my linux server. Also, I would rather use it independantly of my network.
Do the I-Openers have a serial port?
If not, can the Parellel port be modified (software-wise) to make a terminal connection with a server?
What is the best, (easiest modified), version of the I-Opener to use?
What sofware (absolute minimum) should i put on the flash chip to boot directly to a logon to the server?
Is there a better place i could purchase an I-Opener than ebay?
I currently use putty on my windows destop to administer my linux box. My goal is to have my I-Opener behave exactly like that. When I boot it (it would be on most of the time), i want it to come directly to a "Logon as:" screen, nothing else, I want it to be as dumb and simple as possible. Nothing but a direct shell/terminal/ssh/etc.. access to my linux box.
Once again, I have never used an I-Opener, but I am very experience with PC Hardware, Windows/Linux, etc.. I have no doubt in my ability to modify and configure the I-Opener, but before i do, I just want to make sure it is capable of fulfilling my task for it.