[rescue] Serial console cable for SUN IPC
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Fri Jul 20 09:27:42 CDT 2001
Thomas Bader wrote:
> I got an quite old SUN SparcStation IPC. On the IPC's back,
> there are two serial ports.
> The two serial ports are a bit special; they're round.
> I guess, it's a kind of Mini-DIN.
As Ken noted, a Mac serial cable is useful.
Mac printer cables were wired as null modems and Mac modem cables were wi=
straight through. To connect a dumb terminal or another computer to an I=
requires the null modem type of cable.
The earliest Mac serial cables lacked hardware handshaking lines. Device=
throttled with XON/XOFF.
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