Here is the Spinnneret loaded with propforth, attached (or merely duck taped) to my debianized TS-109 Pro II, the three wires are going to the back of the Qnap right to the UART. With the Setup as is, I can telnet to port 23 and get a trusty:

PropForth v4.6 2011JUL25 7:10 4

Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 castle ttyS0

castle login: