[ILUG] serial port like entity...
david.airlie at drua.ie
Thu Mar 2 09:58:24 GMT 2000
> The restrictions are no changes to the minicom applications, they must be
> able to open the file for read+write as they are doing now, just like a
> serial port.... so this means no UNIX socket code, Internet socket code,
> the apps are not to be changed..
> Has anyone heard of anything like this, available or in kernel, I know I
> could code it but time is tight as ever...
Well I got home last night and after about 5-10 mins wondering and looking
in /dev, I remembered good old pty/tty pairs, these do exactly what I
want, and no need to change anything in the apps, so I now have mgetty and
minicom working with user space serial transport... woohoo :-)... gotta
love Linux, I'd hate to think how long that could take under W2k or
David Airlie, Software Engineer
Drua Technologies Ltd, Innovation Centre, National Tech Park, Limerick.
t: +353-61-503075 / f: +353-61-338065 / David.Airlie at drua.ie
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