Subject: Re: com rumblings...
To: Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 06/15/2006 08:40:51
Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm more interested in this for console type activity. I suspect
> *most* people only use serial ports for console ports and slower
> peripheral accesses (signature readers, cash drawers, command channel
> for other ICs, etc.)
I use serial ports for a 28.8 modem link, to talk to a Garmin GPS
receiver, to talk to a TrueTime XL-DC GPS timing receiver, as well as
console (as the terminal, and the console). So I think you should
consider that running modems at 115 kbps (on a 56k downlink) is pretty
normal, and people tend to use older machines as gateways. For me,
older is currently a Thinkpad 600, which is a 233 MHz P5.
As for performance, I would like a 100 MHz P5 class machine to cope
fine with a modem (and a sparc classic to deal with 9600 bps from the
Truetime, but you're talking abotu com(4)). I suspect that's not that
too hard, and I don't have any objections to what you are proposing.
Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
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