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UNIX Serial Port Resources Serial Port & Cable Pinouts

This content was originally created, collected, and maintained by Stokely Consulting.
It has moved to SunHELP as of May 2005, send all updates to Bill Bradford.

Port voltage:

Many Sun cpu serial ports can be configured as either RS-232 (+/- 12V) or RS-423 (+/- 5V). Defaults vary. See the hardware
documentation for your machine to locate the jumper to configure this, if it exists. Most implementations do not have to worry
about the voltage on the serial port.

Port splitter cable:

Many Suns need a Y-cable to split the A/B Serial Port into the 2 different devices. Different Suns use different splitter cables for
this purpose. Some Suns use small, round Mini DIN8 connectors that require an adapter to connect to a DB25 device, like a
modem or terminal. Pinouts are shown below.

Serial Port & Cable Pinouts


ELC/SLC
Enterprise 150/ 220R/ 250/ 3000/ 3500/ 4500/ 5000/ 5500/ 6500
Enterprise 420R
Enterprise 450
IPC/IPX
Netra ft 1800
Netra t 1120/ 1125/ 1400/ 1405
Netra t1 Model 105/ AC200/ DC200
Netra X1/ 1280
Netra 240
Sparc 4, 10, 20, LX, Classic, Classic X
SPARCstation 2
SPARCstation 5
Sun Blade 100/ 150
Sun Blade 1000/ 2000
Sun Fire 280R
Sun Fire 880/ 3800/ 4800/ 6800
Sun Fire V100/ V120/ V480/ V1280
Sun Serial Parallel Controller (SPC)
Sun StorEdge T3 Disk Tray, T3B/T3+/Sun StorEdge 3900/6900
Ultra 1/ 2/ 30/ 60
Ultra 5/ 10
Ultra 80
Null modem, DB25-DB25
Null modem, DB25-DB9
Null modem, DB9-DB9
Null terminal, DB25-DB25
Null terminal, DB9-DB9
Null terminal, DB25-DB9
Keyboard, mouse, video, non-Sun pinouts

Pin Identification

DB25, DB9 pictures courtesy of Cables To Go, copyright 2002

DB25 Male DB25 Female DB9 Male DB9 Female

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Comments on cable vendors:

Cables To Go has a huge number of cables, including Sun serial splitter cables. Good Cable Configurator and Connector Guide
with excellent pictures. Our readers are impressed with the companys tech support.

PCCables.com has a good online catalog, and several Sun cables. Good cable and connector pictures. They have some very
handy, inexpensive RJ45-DB9/DB25 adapters. These are often used for serial devices and have all wires ready to be pushed into
the appropriate spot on the DB9/DB25 connector.

ShowMeCables has a large selection of many different kinds of cables.

SunStore (800) SUN-0404, is very knowledgeable and will ship your order for stock cables quickly.

Ultra Spec Cables (800) 622-2537, seems to carry most or all of these cables, at reasonable prices. There have been some
customer service problems with Ultra Spec, but they seem to be working this out. Check your order carefully.

Network Technologies Inc. makes switches, splitters and extension cables for Sun, PC and MAC machines.

Sun ELC and SLC CPU serial ports:[Pin ID]


The Sun part number is for the ELC serial port splitter cable is X985Q. The SLC serial port splitter cable is Sun part # 530-1667.
The pinout below is from the May 1993 Sun FE Handbook.
Pin Signal Port Pin Signal Port
2 TD A 13 CTS B
3 RD A 14 TD B
4 RTS A 15 TC A
5 CTS A 16 RD B
6 DSR A 17 RC A
7 GND A 19 RTS B
8 DCD A 20 DTR A
12 DCD B 24 TCO A

SPARCstation 2:[Pin ID] The SPARCstation 2 has 2 DB25, 25-pin serial ports:
Pin Signal Description
2 TxD output
3 RxD input
4 RTS output
5 CTS input
6 DSR input
7 GND
8 DCD input
20 DTR output

Ultra 1/ 2/ 30/ 60, Enterprise 150/ 220R/ 250/ 3000/ 3500/ 4500/ 5000/ 5500/ 6500, Netra t 1120/ 1125/ 1400/ 1405,
SPARCstation 5: [Pin ID] These machines have 2 DB25, 25-pin RS-423/RS-232 serial ports:
Pin Signal Description
2 TxD output Transmit Data
3 RxD input Receive Data
4 RTS output Request to Send
5 CTS input Clear to Send
6 DSR input Data Set Ready
7 GND Ground
8 DCD input Data Carrier Detect

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9-14 none Not connected


15 TRxC input1 Transmit Clock input1
16 none Not connected
17 RTxC input2 Receive Clock2
18-19 none Not connected
20 DTR output Data Terminal Ready
21-23 none Not connected
24 TxC output3 Transmit Clock output3
25 none Not Connected

Notes:
1
Enterprise 6500/5500/4500/3500/3000 labels this as DB. 2 Enterprise 6500/5500/4500/3500/3000 labels this as DD. 3 Enterprise
6500/5500/4500/3500/3000 labels this as DA.

Enterprise 420R: [Pin ID] This machine has 2 DB25, 25-pin RS-423/RS-232 serial ports:
Pin Signal Description
2 TxD output Transmit Data
3 RxD input Receive Data
4 RTS output Request to Send
5 CTS input Clear to Send
6 DSR input Data Set Ready
7 GND Ground
8 DCD input Data Carrier Detect
9 BUTTON_POR To be determined
10 BUTTON_XIR_L To be determined
11 +5Vdc +5 VDC
12-14 none Not connected
15 TRxC input Transmit Clock
16 none Not connected
17 RTxC input Receive Clock
18-19 none Not connected
20 DTR output Data Terminal Ready
21-23 none Not connected
24 TxC output Transmit Clock
25 none Not Connected

Ultra 5/ 10: [Pin ID] Port A is a DB25, Port B is a DB9:


Serial Port A (DB25)
Pin Signal Description
2 TxD output Transmit Data
3 RxD input Receive Data
4 RTS output Request to Send
5 CTS input Clear to Send
6 DSR input Data Set Ready
7 GND Ground
8 DCD input Data Carrier Detect
9-14 none Not connected
15 TRxC input Transmit Clock
16 none Not connected
17 RTxC input Receive Clock
20 DTR output Data Terminal Ready
21-23 none Not connected
24 TxC output Transmit Clock
25 none Not Connected

Serial Port B (DB9)


Pin Signal Description
1 CD Carrier Detect
2 RD Receive Data
3 TD Transmit Data
4 DTR Data Terminal Ready
5 GND Ground
6 DSR Data Set Ready
7 RTS Request to Send
8 CTS Clear to Send
9 RI Ring Indicator

Netra ft 1800: [Pin ID]

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The Netra ft 1800 has 1 female DB25 Console Port, 1 female DB25 Modem Port, and 1 female DB9 Remote Control Processor
(RCP) Port.
Modem port (DB25)
Pin Signal
1 Ground
2 TxD
3 RxD
4 RTS
5 CTS
7 SREF (Signal Reference)
8 DCD
20 DTR
Shield Ground

Console port (DB25)


Pin Signal Description
1 GND Chassis Ground
2 TxD Output Data
3 RxD Input Data
7 SREF Signal Reference
Shield Chassis Ground

RCP port (DB9)


Pin Signal
2 TxD
3 RxD
5 SREF (Signal Reference)
Shield Ground

Netra X1, 1280, t1 Model 105/AC200/DC200, Sun Fire V100/ V120/ V480/ V1280: [Pin ID] These machines have RJ45
connectors for serial ports.

Modems: The V100 and V120 have no DCD line on their


Signal RJ45 DB25 Modem
serial ports, but they map DSR to DCD on at least port B. RTS 1 4
(Strange, but true). We do not believe that you can put a DTR 2 20
modem on the Netra X1, 1280, t1 Model 105/AC200 TXD 3 2
/DC200, or Sun Fire V480 or V1280. Signal Ground 4 1
Signal Ground 5 7
RXD 6 3
Configure the modem cable on Port B with the pinout DSR(DCD) 7 8
shown to the right. CTS 8 5

Sun InfoDoc 47436, available via login to contract


customers only, at sunsolve.sun.com has a bit more
information on setting up a modem for the V100/V120.

On the Netra X1 and Sun Fire V100, Port A LOM is dedicated to the Lights Out Management (LOM) device in the server. The
Netra 1280/Sun Fire V1280 machines reserve port B for some non-user use. Only use port A.

One of this sites readers says that the Cisco Modem RJ45 DB25 adapter works just fine as a replacement for the Sun adapter
with a terminal on the console port of an X1. It probably works well with the other systems listed in this section, too. The Cisco
adapter is light grey, embossed with MODEM CAB-5MODCM on one side and 29-0881-01 on the other.

RJ45 DB25 RS232 serial converter cable, RJ45 DB9 serial cable: Below are pinouts for an RJ45 DB25 RS232 serial
converter cable, part number 530-2889-01 and a RJ45 DB9 serial cable, part number 530-3100-xx. (There is also an unknown
part number which has the same pinout except that the RJ45 BODY (black) is wired to RS232 pin 1 GND.)

Note that these are wired DCE. If you use the supplied RJ45 to DB25 RS232 adapter, you get a null-modem cable, suitable for a
terminal connection.
Machine Sun serial DB25 Machine DB9 adapter
RJ45 RS-232 adapter RJ45 RS-232 Pin
Pin part # 530-2889-01 Pin part # 530-3100-xx
1 (RTS) blue 5 (CTS) 1 (RTS) blue 8 (CTS)
2 (DTR) orange 6 (DSR) 2 (DTR) orange 6 (DSR)

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3 (TXD) black 3 (RXD) 3 (TXD) black 2 (RXD)


4 (GND) red 7 (GND) 4 (GND) red 5 (GND)
5 (GND) green 7 (GND) 5 (GND) green 5 (GND)
6 (RXD) yellow 2 (TXD) 6 (RXD) yellow 3 (TXD)
7 (DSR) brown 20 (DTR) 7 (DSR) brown 4 (DTR)
8 (CTS) gray 4 (RTS) 8 (CTS) gray 7 (RTS)

V100 Xylogics Remote Annex 4000 Series: A reader sent us this pinout for connecting a Sun V100 to a Xylogics Remote
Annex 4000 Series. (This cable pinout will connect the Annex to the RSC card on any Enterprise and Sun Fire level servers as
well as the V440. Its not just for the V100.)

Check the signal names and pin numbers for the port on your Annex model, because the pinouts vary. Match the signal names to
determine your wiring needs.
V100 LOM RJ45 ANNEX RJ45
Pin Signal Pin Signal
8 CTS 1 RTS
7 DSR 2 DTR
6 RXD 3 TXD
4 GND 6 GND
3 TXD 5 RXD
2 DTR 7 DSR
1 RTS 8 CTS

Vx Series Servers Avocent CPS-810/1600 series console servers: A reader sent us this pinout for connecting Sun Vx Series
Servers to Avocent CPS-810/1600 series console servers.

Adaptor Part # 210105, 10 Reversing Cable Part # 690226

The following diagram shows the pinout for a CPS flatwire to SUN serial RJ45 connection; it can be used to create a custom
adaptor cable between the units. This should work on all SUN servers with an RJ45 serial connection.
CPS SUN
Pin Signal Pin Signal
1 RTS 8 CTS
2 DSR 2 DTR
3 CD Not Used 4 GRND
4 RD 3 TD
5 TD 6 RD
6 GRND 5 GRND
7 DTR 7 DSR
8 CTS 1 RTS

Sun StorEdge T3 Disk Tray: [Top of Page] (This information is reprinted from the Sun StorEdge T3 Disk Tray Installation,
Operation, and Service Manual.)

Pin Function The controller card has an RS-232 serial port connector (RJ11-6). A standard serial cable is used to
1 Ground
2-3 Reserved connect the controller service interface to a dumb terminal or computer serial port with terminal
4 Ground emulation.
5 RXD
6 TXD Note: The serial port is reserved for special service procedures that can be performed only by
qualified, trained service personnel. Do not attempt to perform any procedures through the serial port
or you risk damaging the disk tray configuration and data.

T3B/T3+/Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900: To connect an external serial terminal to the Storage Service Processor, use the
Sun-supplied RJ45-DB9 DTE adapter, part number 530-3100-01, pinout as described in the Netra X1 link on this page,
according to the Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 Series 1.1 Reference and Service Manual. For other connections to this device,
see that Sun document.

Sun IPC and IPX CPU serial ports: [Pin ID]


Sun no longer sells the serial DIN8 to DB25 serial cable part. Its available for about US$28 from Ultra Spec Cables.

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Macintosh serial cables may also work for terminal connections (if lines 2 and 3 are crossed, as in a null-modem cable), but
not for modem connections, since the Macintosh cable has no DCD line. There are several different Mac modem cables, so
check that the pinout matches what you need.

Note that DB25 pin 6, 15, 22, 24, and 25 are not supported on the Sun serial port adapter cable. The left pinout below is taken
from the SPARCstation IPC Installation Guide.

IPC & IPX DB25 to DIN8 Cable Pinout


Mini DIN8 MacintoshPlus Serial Cable Pinout
(One of many Mac serial cables. Not all will work.)
DIN8 DB25 Signal Description
Pin Pin
- - Pin Signal Description
1 20 DTR Data Terminal Ready
2 5 CTS Clear to Send
1 HSKo Output Handshake
3 2 TXD Transmit Data
(Zilog 8530 DTR pin)
4 7 GND Ground
2 HSKi/CLK Input Handshake
5 3 RXD Receive Data
OR External Clock
6 4 RTS Request to Send
3 TxD- Transmit data (-)
7 8 DCD Data Carrier Detect
4 Ground Signal ground
8 17 RTXC Receive Clock
5 RxD- Receive data (-)
N/A 6 DSR Data Set Ready, not used
6 TxD+ Transmit data (+)
N/A 15 DB Transmit Clock, not used
7 N/C (no connection)
N/A 22 RI Ring Indicator, not connected
8 RxD+ Receive data (+)
N/A 24 DA Transmit Clock, not used
N/A 25 Not connected

Sun Sparcstation 4, 10, 20, LX, Classic, Classic X, & Enterprise 450 CPU serial ports:
Y-cable (Sun Part number X985A) and the DB25 connector
on the system unit, labeled A/B. Sun Sparcstation 4, 5, 10, 20, LX, Classic, Classic X & Ultra
Enterprise 450: [Pin ID]
Reprinted from the Sun Microsystem Inc.s Desktop SPARC System Unit Back Panel Serial Connector Pinout
Hardware Owners Guide (Dec 92) and other information.
1 1 1 1
This is the pinout of the Serial Port A/B connector and the 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Ports A and B of the Y-Cable that attach to it.
\ x x x o o x x x x x x x o /
Legend: x = active pins, o = inactive pins (or pin not there) \ x x o o o x x x x x x x /
-
2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
E450 tidbit: The E450 has its serial port set to RS-423 (+/- 5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4
5v) by default. To change it to RS-232 (+/- 12v), move the
jumper at J3303 (near the parallel port) from pins 2-3 to pins Pin Circuit Signal Direction Description/Port
1-2. This is seldom necessary with modern serial devices, - -
because most devices can use either voltage set. But, there 1 none none not connected
2 BA TD output Transmit Data/A
are those rare times when some strange device cares about 3 BB RD input Receive Data/A
the serial port voltage. 4 CA RTS output Request to Send/A
5 CB CTS input Clear to Send/A
6 CC DSR input Data Set Ready/A
7 AB SG Signal Ground
8 CF DCD input Data Carrier
Detect/A
9-10 none none not connected
11 SCD SDTR output Data Terminal
Ready/B
12 SCF SDCD input Data Carrier
Detect/B
13 SCB SCTS input Clear to Send/B
14 SBA STD output Transmit Data/B
15 DB TC input Transmit Clock/A
DCE source
16 SBB SRD input Receive Data/B
17 DD RC input Receive Clock/A
18 SDB STC input Transmit Clock/B
19 SCA SRTS output Request to Send/B
20 CD DTR output Data Terminal
Ready/A
21-23 none none not connected

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24 DA TC output Transmit Clock/A


DTE source
25 DA TC output Transmit Clock/B
DTE source

Sun Sparcstation 4, 5, 10, 20, LX, Classic, Classic X &


Ultra Enterprise 450: Sun Sparcstation 4, 5, 10, 20, LX, Classic, Classic X & Ultra
Serial Interface Y-Cable Port A Specifications Enterprise 450:
Synchronous & Asynchronous Serial Interface Y-Cable Port B Specifications Asynchronous
Only
1 1 1 1
3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1
3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
\ o o o o o x x x x x x x o /
\ o x o o o x o o x o x o / \ o o o o o x x o x x x x o /
- \ o o o o o x o o o o o o /
2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 -
5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
5 4 3 2 1 0 9 8 7 6 5 4
Pin Circuit Signal Direction Description
- Pin Circuit Signal Direction Description
2 BA TD output Transmit Data -
3 BB RD input Receive Data 2 BA TD output Transmit Data
4 CA RTS output Request to Send 3 BB RD input Receive Data
5 CB CTS input Clear to Send 4 CA RTS output Request to Send
6 CC DSR input Data Set Ready 5 CB CTS input Clear to Send
7 AB SG Signal Ground 7 AB SG Signal Ground
8 CF DCD input Data Carrier 8 CF DCD input Data Carrier
Detect Detect
15 DB TC input Transmit Clock, 20 CD DTR output Data Terminal
DCE source Ready
17 DD RC input Receive Clock
20 CD DTR output Data Terminal
Ready
24 DA TC output Transmit Clock,
DTE Source

Ultra 80 / Sun Blade 1000 / Sun Blade 2000 / Sun Fire 280R CPU serial ports:
[Pin ID] Sun Blade 100 / 150 CPU serial port:
The serial port A and B connectors are DB25 connectors located on the [Pin ID]
motherboard back panel. The 2 ports are wired in the same way. The 1 serial port connector is a DB9 type
connector located on the backpanel. The
serial port connector provides
Pin Signal Description
asynchronous serial communications.
1 NC Not connected
2 SER_TDX_A_CONN Transmit data
3 SER_RXD_A_CONN Receive data Pin Signal Description
4 SER_RTS_A_L_CONN Ready to send
5 SER_CTS_A_L_CONN Clear to send 1 CD Carrier detect
6 SER_DSR_A_L_CONN Data set ready 2 RD Receive data
7 GND Signal ground 3 TD Transmit data
8 SER_DCD_A_L-CONN Data carrier detect 4 DTR Data terminal ready
9 BUTTON_POR Power-on reset 5 GND Ground
10 BUTTON_XIR_L Transmit internal 6 DSR Data set ready
reset 7 RTS Request to send
11 +5VDC +5 VDC 8 CTS Clear to send
12-14 NC Not connected 9 RI Ring indicator
15 SER_TRXC_A_L_CONN Transmit clock
16 NC Not connected
17 SER_RXC_A_L_CONN Receive clock
18-19 NC Not connected
20 SER_DTR_A_L_CONN Data terminal
ready
21-23 NC Not connected
24 SER_TXC_A_L_CONN Transmit clock
25 NC Not connected

Sun Fire 880/ 3800/ 4800/ 6800 serial ports: [Top of Page] [Pin ID]
There is one DB25 serial port connector which provides both port A and port B. Sun Serial Parallel Controller (SPC):

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Use a splitter cable (Sun part # X985A) to access port B. The serial port connector [Top of Page] [Pin ID]
provides synchronous and asynchronous serial communications. The other ports This device, part numbers F501-1511 or
on the 880 are described in the Sun Fire 880 Server Owners Guide. F501-1931, uses an SBUS card to connect
to a patch panel containing 8 full-duplex
DB25 serial ports (RS-232 or RS-423) and
Pin Signal Pin Signal

1 unidirectional Centronics parallel port.
1 No Connection 14 Transmit Data B The serial ports support baud rates of 50
2 Transmit Data A 15 Transmit Clock A to 38.4K, with 135K baud total throughut.
3 Receive Data A (External) More information is available from the
4 Ready To Send A 16 Receive Data B
5 Clear To Send A 17 Receive Clock A Sun Serial Parallel Controller Users
6 Synchronous A 18 Receive Clock B Guide.
7 Signal Ground A 19 Ready To Send B
8 Data Carrier 20 Data Terminal DB25 Serial Ports
Detect A Ready A
9 No Connection 21 No Connection Pin Signal
10 No Connection 22 No Connection
11 Data Terminal 23 No Connection 1 Frame Ground
Ready B 24 Transmit Clock A 2 TXD
12 Data Carrier (Internal) 3 RXD
Detect B 25 Transmit Clock B 4 RTS
13 Clear To Send B 5 CTS
6 DSR
7 Signal Ground
8 CD
20 DTR

What next?
Netra 240 serial ports: [Top of Page] [Pin ID]
There are 2 serial ports. The RJ45 port is labeled SERIAL MGT and the DB9 port Have you found the serial port pinout for
is labeled SERIAL (10101). The RJ45 SERIAL MGT port should be used only for a Sun machine not listed here? If so, send
console server management. The DB9 SERIAL (10101) port is for general it to the Webmaster with a pointer to the
purpose serial data transfers. information, so we can verify it before
adding it to this list.
RJ45 SERIAL MGMT Console port
Pin Signal Pin Signal

1 Request to Send 5 Ground
2 Data Terminal Ready 6 Receive Data
3 Transmit Data 7 Data Set Ready
4 Ground 8 Clear to Send

If you need to connect to the SERIAL MGT port using a cable with either a DB9
or a DB25 connector, use the adapter supplied with the machine to perform the
crossovers given for each connector. Pinouts for the adapters are given below.
RJ45 to DB9 Adapter RJ45 to DB25
Crossover Crossover

RJ45 connector DB9 Adapter RJ45 connector DB25 Adapter


Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal

1 RTS 8 CTS 1 RTS 5 CTS
2 DTR 6 DSR 2 DTR 6 DSR
3 TXD 2 RXD 3 TXD 3 RXD
4 GROUND 5 GROUND 4 GROUND 7 GROUND
5 GROUND 5 GROUND 5 GROUND 7 GROUND
6 RXD 3 TXD 6 RXD 2 TXD
7 DSR 4 DTR 7 DSR 20 DTR
8 CTS 7 RTS 8 CTS 4 RTS

DB9 SERIAL (10101) port


Pin Signal Pin Signal

1 Data Carrier Detect 6 Data Set Ready
2 Receive Data 7 Request to Send
3 Transmit Data 8 Clear to Send

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4 Data Terminal Ready 9 Ring Indicator


5 Ground

Null Modem & Null Terminal Pinouts


Null modem pinout DB25 to DB25:
[Pin ID] Null modem pinout DB9 to DB9: [Pin Null modem pinout DB25 to DB9: [Top
Used in connecting 2 computers with full ID] of Page] [Pin ID]
modem signalling capability. This is Used in connecting 2 computers with full Used in connecting 2 computers with full
usually the pinout found in null modem modem signalling capability. This is modem signalling capability. This is
cables for DB25 to DB25. usually the pinout found in null modem usually the pinout found in null modem
cables for DB9 to DB9. cables for DB25 to DB9.
DB25 DB25
DB9 DB9 DB25 DB9
1 GND - 1 GND -
2 TD - 3 RD 3 TD - 2 RD 2 TD 2 RD
3 RD - 2 TD 2 RD - 3 TD 3 RD 3 TD
4 RTS - 5 CTS 7 RTS - 8 CTS 4 RTS 8 CTS
5 CTS - 4 RTS 8 CTS - 7 RTS 5 CTS 7 RTS
7 GND - 7 GND 5 GND - 5 GND 7 GND 5 GND
6 DSR + 6 DSR +
6 DSR + + 4 DTR + 4 DTR
+ 20 DTR 1 DCD + 8 DCD +
8 DCD + + 6 DSR + 6 DSR
+ 6 DSR 4 DTR + 20 DTR +
20 DTR + + 1 DCD + 1 DCD
+ 8 DCD

Null terminal pinout DB25 to DB25:


[Pin ID] Null terminal pinout DB9 to DB9: [Pin Null terminal pinout DB25 to DB9:
Used in connecting 2 computers without ID] [Pin ID]
modem signalling capability. You usually Used in connecting 2 computers without Used in connecting 2 computers without
have to build this cable yourself. modem signalling capability. You usually modem signalling capability. You usually
have to build this cable yourself. have to build this cable yourself.
DB25 DB25
- - DB9 DB9 DB25 DB9
1 GND 1 GND - -
2 TD 3 RD 3 TD 2 RD 2 TD 2 RD
3 RD 2 TD 2 RD 3 TD 3 RD 3 TD
7 GND 7 GND 5 GND 5 GND 7 GND 5 GND

Sun keyboard, mouse and video pinouts, non-Sun pinouts:

CablesToGo.com carries many cables for Suns and other workstations. Nice online cable configurator and connector guide.

Zonkers Cyclades/Avocent Console Server Connections Guide has many useful pinouts for connecting their gear to your gear.

Keyboard, Monitor and Mouse Pinout from Network Technologies, Inc. Also includes Mac and PC pinouts.

Pinouts of old Sun equipment gives information on Type 2 to Type 5c Sun keyboards, optical mice, monitors, and more. From the
(old but useful) Sun Hardware Reference.

Chans Pinouts Page has pinouts for SGI, Annex, and Cisco equipment.

pinouts.ru has pinout diagrams and information for most everything known to man.

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