Subject: Re: DEC 3000/400 Serial Port Question
To: Collin Baillie <email@example.com>
From: Ken Wellsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/09/2001 08:11:07
Collin Baillie wrote:
> Just wondering if some hardware guru on DEC 3000's (mine is a model 400)
> knows how fast the serial ports on this beast are? I plan to hang a standard
> external 56k modem off it and making it my internet gateway.
I've not tried that myself, but if the NetBSD/alpha hardware web page
is still accurate (and not out-of-date), it states in part:
DEC 3000/500-family systems include the following hardware:
Two Zilog 8530 serial chips, which provide two general-purpose
serial ports, as well as the keyboard and mouse ports.
Known Hardware-specific Bugs
The following are the known bugs in NetBSD/alpha's support of
the DEC 3000/500-family systems:
The z8530 driver is very buggy.
This may be your opportunity to improve the driver (if it is buggy)!