Subject: Re: Pseudo-tape driver (was Re: Does anyone do backups on CD-R?)
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1999 11:44:50
>> It's not directly relevant to the CD-R question, but I have written
>> a pseudo-tape driver [...]

> Neat!  Presumably this device is a double-ended thing (rather like a
> pty)?

Exactly: it has a "master" side and a "slave" side; the latter looks
just like a tape drive to software.  The protocol spoken between the
master side and the userland daemon is not quite trivial, but not
really complicated.  I'll be happy to send the code (including the one
userland daemon I've written) and/or the manpages to anyone who asks
for a copy.

					der Mouse

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