[rescue] sparc 20 serial

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed Jul 30 05:23:17 CDT 2003

On Wed, 30 Jul 2003, Michael Schiller wrote:

> >>    As far as I can remember, I've never seen a Sun system with a male
> >> serial connector.
> >
> > Why do they do that?
> Maybe I'm showing my age here, but years ago, the 'standard' serial
> connector was female (the way Sun does it), and it wasn't till PCs that
> they started putting male connectors on machines.  The logic to having
> male connectors, which have pins that can bend, and break on relatively
> expensive equipment, rather than on relatively inexpensive cables is one
> I never could understand.

I don't know how old the serial interface is, but I have a PDP-11/60 in
storage which has male connectors.

Peace...  Sridhar

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