[rescue] SS Classic Serial ports

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Wed Apr 23 22:29:39 CDT 2003

As an odd suggestion (well, more like ridiculous), with the appropriate
support (likely netbsd etc), you could always use a PCMCIA card with
COM ports in an SBUS to PCMCIA card :-) :-) :-)

-- Curt

>Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 19:42:25 -0400
>From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] SS Classic Serial ports
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>On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 10:46:15AM -0500, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
>> > Sun has not always used the best of serial ports, and I've heard of lots
>> > of mixed results....  my feeling is it should do it, I just can't say
>> > wether or not it will do it.
>> Well, if it doesn't, I have a U1, which should.
>No Sun has fast serial ports, except the PCI based Sun's.
>If you have an sbus Sun, the only way to get fast serial ports is to buy
>something like a Magma serial port card.
>I've been trying to get one for 2 years now.  The only ones I can find,
>the owner wants too much for them.
>It's sad, but I can pick up an old PC for nearly nothing, which will do
>the job just fine, and for far less money than a decent serial board for
>If you want a Sun which can run a fast modem (or any fast serial link)
>with on-board ports, you need to get one of the PCI machines.  For
>example, the U30 can run its serial ports fast.
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