[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 98, Issue 29

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Mon Jan 17 00:11:49 CST 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:57:32AM -0500, Scott Quinn wrote:

>Null-modem serial cables work just fine for two hosts. I've always connected
>LocalTalk printers to single hosts via a standard Apple Mini-DIN type null
>modem cable.

But I thought printers were different. In that case it just used them as
fast serial ports without support for the full protocol. I could be wrong
of course, but I guess we'll have to see.

Faralon used to sell a special phone net cable package with single
connection transceivers. They used phone net cable and only had one
port. I used to carry them around with my powerbook.

Otherwise I've always used the AppleTalk ones with the special cables, or
the phonenet ones that used telephone cable. The phonenet ones needed 
terminators on unused ports and I made a bunch of my own, when I bought a box
of transceivers with them missing. 


Geoffrey S. Mendelson N3OWJ/4X1GM
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to misquote it.

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