[rescue] SS Classic Serial ports
lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 26 08:09:22 CDT 2003
--- Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> 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 sbus.
What about re-purposing an HS/I card? They are available for cents ont
he dollar now, and have no practical use (AFAIK) in a home network
environment (waits to be proven wrong!)
> 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.
What about getting one of those small cable/DSL routers with a serial
backup port - hook your modem up to that? They run well under $50 and
support high-speed serial by design. Does the serial support really
need to be *in* the sun box?
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programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software"
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