[rescue] Centronix to RJ45 (for terminal server)

trygve lode trygve at trygve.com
Wed Jun 2 20:46:33 CDT 2004

Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> No, they're actually 50-pin centronics-style connectors, like what some
> SCSI cables use.  The 50pin connector contains about 6-8 terminal
> lines, which you'd normally break out several DB25s.
> Of course, I used to have a bunch of the cables, attached to an Annex 3
> ("Xylogics", as it was from before they got bought up by the b*stards
> at Bay Networks).  I wouldn't have such a grudge against Bay if they
> didn't want hundred of $$$ for the software that goes with these
> things.

They do?  I have a few Annex 4000 units (with the same cables as you'd
described) and I'd just pulled the software that I'd needed down from
Nortel Networks (which bought Bay Networks, etc.)

I'm not sure what the difference is between the Annex 3 and the Annex
4000; they look about the same to me.

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