Ticket #2693 (new enhancement)
Feature enhancement: serial ports should have a telnet listener config option
|Reported by:||gwr||Owned by:|
The serial port emulated for VirtualBox guests currently supports only one interface to the hosting system, which is a "UNIX domain" socket. It would be more convenient if instead, or in addition, VirtualBox supported listening on localhost:port, i.e. 127.0.0.1:789, where the port number is configurable similar to the current "pipe name" setting.
This should allow a local "telnet localhost 789" command to connect to the console on the guest OS, removing the need to download and build "socat" or similar utilities.
This should also enable the _very_important_ ability to send a "line break" to the guest OS, which is needed to "break into" the debugger on Solaris (and some others). With the telnet client, and typical console servers, one can send the local telnet escape, and then do "send brk" to cause the generation of a serial "line break" on the console.
- Priority changed from major to minor
- Summary changed from serial ports should have a telnet listener config option to Feature enhancement: serial ports should have a telnet listener config option