ser2net - Serial port to network proxy

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ser2net
Package version 2.9.1
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 148 B
Download size 46.84 KB
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This daemon allows telnet and tcp sessions to be established with a
host's serial ports. Combined with a terminal emulator, this can be a
very simple means to configure network devices or other equipment with
a serial port. This is remarkably similar to the reverse telnet
feature of some Cisco routers.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ser2net_2.9.1-1_amd64.deb 2.9.1 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
ser2net - - -


Name Value
initscripts >= 2.88dsf-13.3
libc6 >= 2.15


Type URL
Binary Package ser2net_2.9.1-1_i386.deb
Source Package ser2net

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ser2net deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ser2net




2013-08-07 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.9.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Upstream Version
* remove patches (fixed upstream)
* manually copy AUTHORS to package
* use debhelper 9 (Closes: 664373)
* Source Format 3.0 (quilt)
* add collab-maint info to debian/control
* re-work description
* fix usage of pidofproc (Closes: #718973)
* move pidfile to /run
* have init script depend on $remote_fs
* Standards-Version: 3.9.4 (no additional changes necessary)
2009-08-03 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Fix segfault (control port use after free).
Thanks to Sebastian Andrzej Siewior. Closes: #535159
* add dpatch usage, regenerate debian/control
* Apply patch from Geoff Simmons regarding documentation of the
timeout option, sync with upstream CVS. Closes: #531733
* debian/watch: use sf redirector.
* Standards-Version: 3.8.2 (no changes necessary)
2008-04-25 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version.
* now writes its own pidfile. Thanks to Robert Edmonds. Closes: #451272
* LSB-ize init script. Closes: #377030
* Use "Serial port to network proxy" (Upstream name) in the package
description and the init script.
* Standards-Version: (no changes necessary)
* add Homepage field to debian/control
* Fix wrong logic in /lib/lsb/init-functions processing.
2006-01-03 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version. Will now build on GNU/kFfeeBSD.
Thanks to Aurelien Jarno. Closes: #345247
* Re-Generate debian/control, manually fix wrong dependencies
* bump debhelper level to 5
* Standards-Version: 3.6.2 (no changes necessary)
* Update FSF street address
* document new option \s in ser2net.conf, enable in default config.
2005-02-16 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* convert to svn
* use merge-with-upstream
2004-07-08 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* include conffile /etc/ser2net.conf that was lost during cdbs
* Give an error message if conffile is not present. Closes: #252826.
* include upstream conffile in doc/examples.
* ship new and better debian/ser2net.conf.
* Configure banners on the TCP ports.
* Have binary package suggest telnet.
* have debian/watch point to heanet.
2004-05-08 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* add upstream URL to description. Closes: #247991
* add debian/watch.
* convert to cdbs.
* build depend on autotools-dev to have cdbs automatically handle
* Standards-Version: 3.6.1. No changes necessary.
* add force-reload option to init script (identical to reload).
* fix wrong section in ser2net.8 (see sourceforge ticket #950437).
2003-08-26 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (1.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* pull config.{guess|sub} from autotools-dev 20030717.1
* remove build-dep on automake, autoconf
* remove force-reload from init script, add reload (new upstream feature)
2002-12-01 - Marc Haber <>
ser2net (1.6-4) unstable; urgency=low
* use PIDFILE instead of hard-coded path in init script
* init script deletes PIDFILE after stopping the daemon
(Closes: Bug #171255)
* init script only stops the daemon if PIDFILE is present.

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