>I am wondering what kind of network I could setup in linux with
>a serial cable or null modem cable. Is this possible?
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in on a provider/slip server but leave the dialing out.
One problem is that one of the machines is the initiotor, the other
a server, so the connection has to be set up asymetrically.
And comparered to ethernet it's slow. (NeX000 clone cards cost about
$ 40 down here, comparable witch com and fourport cards.
You may have some trouble in setting up the nul-modem-cable and cts/rts
dcd etc. stuff . First use the line as a serial login line (put a getty on
the target, see if flow control works (do a ls -lR and try to stop ti with
^S etc) , then gradually build up the protocol. (can be done in about 1/2
hour if you now what to do)
Adriaan van Kessel.