Virtual COM port on Linux

Dave Smith dave at
Tue Feb 23 09:26:18 MST 2010

Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Dave Smith wrote:
>> Has anyone gotten a USB device that requires "Virtual COM Port" support 
>> to work in Linux? I'm considering employing this relay[1] to perform a 
>> nightly reboot of my pile-of-junk Comcast cable modem.
> Assuming the serial controller on that board is supported by Linux, when 
> you plug in the device to a computer running a recent distribution, 
> you'll get a device called /dev/ttyUSB0, which you can use like an 
> ordinary serial port.
> OTOH, you might instead try a modem that is not a pile of junk.  I 
> bought a Motorola SB6120 a month ago, for use with Comcast, and I've 
> been quite happy.

That may indeed be a better option, but the hacker in me wants any 
excuse to setup a relay and a cron job. :)


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