[rescue] Need to find Y splitter cable
pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Oct 2 15:10:00 CDT 2011
On Sunday, October 02, 2011, Robert Darlington wrote:
> Well, it's not really a standard. It's a "recommended standard".
> ;-) De facto, perhaps.
Ok, EIA-232, then. :)
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Mouse <mouse at rodents-montreal.org>
> > >> 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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