[rescue] VAX on a cell phone

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Aug 17 06:36:32 CDT 2010

On Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:27:55PM -0400, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> >I didn't say it wasn't possible.  I said it wasn't trivial, because
> >it wasn't precompiled.  Also, as I understand it, promiscuous mode
> >on wireless adapters doesn't work, because of how 802.11 networking
> >works (and I assume that most people don't have a wired ethernet
> >jack on their Android device).  Devices that can do host-mode USB
> >or bluetooth with a non-wireless ethernet adapter could probably
> >get around that problem.
> Sorry to chime in only now but why not just run Debian proper on the
> device (Debian already supports ARM EABI)? [1,2]
> It should be possible to therefore run simh on Debian on Android, and
> networking would work.

I don't see how that would change anything. It's not *that hard* to 
compile libpcap, and the fact that promiscuous mode doesn't work on 
wireless 802.11 networking devices is a hardware design problem, not 
anything that can be cured with software.

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