Multiport Serial Boards...

Steve Friedl friedl at mtndew.UUCP
Wed May 2 17:32:46 AEST 1990

I write:
> Specialix boards are indeed very fast, but they don't do bidirectional
> modem interlocking -- you're stuck with uugetty (ugh)

Randy Suess writes:
>  Whoa!  What is wrong with uugetty?  Do you mean with a 
>  particular ports card, or just in general?

In general, uugetty sucks.  There are real problems with DTR
contention between the incoming and outgoing devices, and I bet a
donut that nobody out there actually has it working 100% right
all of the time.  I have had a dozen people try to claim the
donut, but *every time* it turned out that they had compromised
on at least one area.


Stephen J. Friedl, KA8CMY / Software Consultant / Tustin, CA / 3B2-kind-of-guy
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