I’ve been using a Raspberry Pi for years to access serial devices over IP (such as my DSC Alarm) . Doing this allows me the freedom to place items anywhere in the house and remove the need for everything to be connected directly into Vera.
To do this I use Ser2net but I have a 1 to 1 Pi to device ratio, and the Ser2net connections will only allow one connection at a time. So if I want to other controllers like Node Red or Home Assistant to access them, I can only choose one at a time…
To get around this, does anyone know of a tool/system (setup) that would allow me (a) to share a single usb/serial device with multiple HA controllers and (b) for those devices that can sit anywhere, ideally I’d like to connect them into one PI (which can act as a central server for anyone to then access ?)
I appreciate I’m treading old ground on this, based on a thread I was running a number of years back but never concluded - Building A ser2net (Serial to IP) Server