Okay, one of us is going to have to buy and try something. If I can't console into my Sun boxes, I have to use this IBM Thinkpad 800 P3 (which, btw, boots up in over 3-4 times as slow as my Pismo 500).
STOP. If you want a PC 9 pin D-type serial interface then the Belkin PDA Adapter does the trick. See my questions & replies in the macnn.com forums, under peripherals and titled "USB-->Serial (Belkin/KeySpan) hyperterminal? "
A post on the thread on macnn that g4titanium references states that the Keyspan PDA Adapter (not the Keyspan Serial Adapter) in conjunction with Zterm is the way to go. Fry's doesn't carry the Keyspan PDA Adapter, but I'm hoping CompUSA will have it. I'll post my results when I find this adapter. Late,