[rescue] USB<->Serial Adapters for Windows Laptops to Sun boxes

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Mon Aug 21 22:24:28 CDT 2006

> similarly i used to wonder why, since the kbd/mouse are driven off
> what are functionally serial ports, they didn't add a little hardware
> so that if a kbd was not detected you could have ttyc and ttyd...

Perhaps part of it is that it's so trivial to add that "little
hardware" yourself?  Two ICL232s, some caps, and a 7404, and you have
yourself two more serial ports (TXD/RXD only, but that's enough for
lots of applications).  (Cf. NetBSD/sun3 config file FOUR_TTYS....)

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