[rescue] Need to find Y splitter cable
rdarlington at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 11:51:23 CDT 2011
Well, it's not really a standard. It's a "recommended standard". ;-) De
On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org> wrote:
> >> If you remember, Sun used the missing pins to provide a second
> >> serial port, through one connector.
> > As I recall, the RS-232 standard supported two serial connections
> > through one DB-25 connector - it wasn't a Sun 'innovation' it was an
> > underutilized 'feature' of the standard, IIRC.
> Yes. I was impressed when I compared Sun's pinout with the spec and
> discovered they'd used the standard-specified secondary pins for serial
> port B.
> I give Sun credit for, if nothing else, bothering to actually read the
> standard, which far too many people supposedly implementing standards
> apparently don't do.
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