: I want to know if Linux works with Digiboard too.
: : Does anyone know of an intellegent serial like digiboard
: : or otherwise that works wil linux? Or a REASONABLY priced
: : terminal server?
: : I am forced to buy something real expensive.
: : Thanks.
I spoke to Digiboard sales and technical support today.
I am (er was) running a Unixware 1.1.2 Applications Server (UWAS).
I have also been running a Linux Server that I've been attempting
to network to the UWAS. Digiboard says it will no longer be supporting
the PCXi 16 port intelligent serial board in favour of new technology.
Although ftp.digibd.com has drivers that (sort of) suupport UWAS,
they do not have and will not have drivers that support PCXi boards
for Linux. They _MAY_ have drivers supporting the PCXe versions of
their boards available, MAYBE sometime in January 1995 and NOT any
I also spoke to BOCA Technical support today. I asked them if
the BOCA 2016 16 port card had Linux drivers available. The
tech support (engineer?) had never heard of Linux!!! He asked
if very many people used a unix clone. BOCA, where have you been
for the last four years!!!????
As it stands _now_, I have two servers running Linux. I _think_
I have a better chance now of networking the two (although
I'm using those dreaded 3Com 3C509tp Ethernet cards) and I am now
looking to purchase an 8 port serial card. I plan to and I would
advise that you to insist that you get source for the drivers of
the serial cards that you buy. That way if (or when) you upgrade
your Linux kernal, you can recompile the serial card drivers and
ensure compatibility with the new Linux kernal.
Three of the fundemental things I absolutely need to find out about are;
(IN LAYMEN SPEAK PLEASE!)
1.) What is the difference between an intelligent multiport serial card
and a non-intelligent serial card?
2.) What advantages would an intelligent board versus a non-intelligent
board see in practical day to day usage in say, a BBS setup?
3.) If the usage were a BBS setup, then how would one rationalize the
higher cost of an intelligent serial board versus a non-inteligent
The above questions are not covered in Serial-HOWTO, NET-2-HOWTO?
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