Subject: Re: ISDN
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 07/03/1995 13:22:40
>> Is there any sort of standard interface for ISDN? Such an interface would
>> - processes to set up/tear down calls
>Sun has an API that they use in their ISDN product. Stealing it might
>not be such a bad idea.
FWIW, the last time I played with ISDN equipment it had a Hayes-compatible
AT-style command interface. You said "ATD5551212" and it dialed that number.
This was for an ISDN "modem". (but of course, they didn't call it a modem -
they called it a "network adapter" *sigh*).
>> - routing of network protocols (e.g. inet) over ISDN
>Well, routing IP over ISDN is more a question of standards than
>APIs. I believe there is a standard for this now, although I haven't
>checked the RFCs lately.
Perhaps we're talking about different things, but how exactly could you "route"
over ISDN? The ISDN service I've seen is just a bitstream from point A to
point B. We ran PPP over ISDN when I used it, but you could as well use SLIP
or any other point-to-point protocol.