Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/dev/ppbus
To: Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org>
From: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/07/2004 16:04:59
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On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 04:25:14PM +0100, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> I don't think this is appropriate. At least, I always
> thought ulpt is a unified protocol for talking to
> printers via USB - you don't plug ZIP drive into
> 'ulpt slot' and expect it to work. Or is ultp
> actually some kind of parallel port emulation
> over USB?
Well, I'm not sure about the specifics, but certainly as well as usb
printers there are "usb parallel cables" that terminate in a usb at
one end and a centronics printer // port at the other, and they are
matched as ulpt.
Whether you can plug a ZIP or whatever into that rather than a
printer, I'm not sure, but I can imagine users expecting to be able
to. And, I suppose, if I had a laptop without "legacy" ports and only
usb, I rather might want to.
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