I was watching episode 7 of the CCNA security course and I'd like to share my sort of DIY terminal server idea.
What I was thinking is getting something like a raspberry pi to act as an SSH server then hooking up a USB hub to it. You can then attach usb to serial adapters to the usb hub. this will give you like 4-8 Com ports per pi.
Would this work?
In my home I have a terminal server my job was throwing away. I made some custom cable using the diagram provided on the server and it totally worked. Only problem is the server is telnet only. I've heard I can wrap the connection to the terminal server in a vpn tunnel which
will make my telnet session secure.