The original distribution that I released may continue to be available for anonymous ftp at archive.cis.ohio-state.edu:/pub/console-server/console-server.1.1.shar - please let me know if it disappears, and it is also available on the web.
People often ask if it has been ported to Solaris. Yes, but not by me. I do not actively maintain software, but am willing to do informal cruft accumulation here. :-). Some new stuff, including Solaris and DEC ports, and terminal server support, are available here too.
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Purdue took our copy of the console server and "ran with it" (made many more modifications and provided more support). They claimed it was their own, and they had originated it. Oops.
It turns out that when we wrote ours, Purdue already had one, although I believe it was written for mainframes, not UNIX boxes. They thought that our code was based on that, but it wasn't because we weren't aware of it. So Purdue did write the first one (that I'm aware of), but the one they've made popular is actually a descendant of our code.
No blood, no foul.
Kevin Braunsdorf (firstname.lastname@example.org) is still updating the Purdue software (kind of unofficially, I think). Some of the recent versions are conserver-7.4.tgz, conserver-8.3d.tgz, and conserver-8.4.tgz.
An older version of Purdue's software is available on UUnet.
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