Subject: Re: bsd problems/questions
To: Bartholomew Niswonger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Shardlow <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/1994 10:03:59
> I really need to get access to the serial port to dialin to my
> university (I am tired of rebooting to use a term prog) and ws curious
> how I might go about doing this... I hve been playing with cat'ing
> and echo'ing to /dev/tty00, but it doesnt work quite right :)
I use tip and it works OK although it doesn't seem to like it when the
receiving machine uses 8 bit logins.
I used to have kermit which worked fine but I don't have it compiled
for the latest (1.0 beta) release.
> the other thing that would be nice to know is if anyone knows of a way
> of using the parellel port to talk to another machine like a serial
> port .. this is the situation, my room mate has a clone which we would
> like to connect to my machine so he can check his mail from my
> machine, but since my amiga needs the serial port to use the modem, I
> ws thinking of the prellel port (note my keyboard is hving trouble
> with the letter a) I know there re term progs for the ibm which llow
> you to use the parellel port to tlk to a modem (for the high speed
> ones) and I would think it wouldnt be too hrd too make netbsd listen
> for connection on the parellel port like it does on the serial, but I
> dont know this for sure..
I'm running TCP/IP over the parallel port with two Amigas and AmiTCP 2.3
but I don't think there is a parallel port TCP/IP driver for NetBSD (yet)
but it would be really nice if someone ported the SPAR or PLIP driver
All the SLIP and PPP stuff works fine in NetBSD 1.0_BETA. Just have
look at the man pages for pppd, chat and slattach.