Subject: Re: Bluetooth
To: Iain Hibbert <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/26/2006 21:39:27
On Fri, 26 May 2006 20:06:16 +0100 (BST)
Iain Hibbert <> wrote:

> On Fri, 26 May 2006, Juan RP wrote:
> > I have only a question... is it possible to establish a connection with
> > a bluetooth capable device and transfer files to/from?
> I have not done any work on that as yet, but I think it should not be too
> much work to make it happen. So far as I know, the OBEX protocol just runs
> over serial links (supplied by RFCOMM), so there are two options.
> 1. comms/obexftp - when I looked at it (some time ago), it used direct tty
>    access but it should be possible to use the rfcomm_sppd(1) program as a
>    wrapper.
> 2. there is an OBEX program in the FreeBSD ports tree, that I think was
>    written by Maxsim Yevmenkin (the FreeBSD Bluetooth guy) that
>    probably does not need direct tty access (I havent looked at that, but
>    they dont have any tty interface to bluetooth stack). Porting should be
>    minimal.

That sounds really interesting, I have still to try your patch before trying
to port this one...

> 3. on the TODO list is to make a 'btcom' device that you could configure
>    to be a direct link to the device, and comms/obexftp should work
>    directly then with whichever /dev/ttyXX its attached to.

Cool! thanks for the info.