I wonder if someone has ever made a Linux device driver (or
whatever necessary piece of software it takes :-) ) for an
IBM SDLC card.
At the moment, I have one of those * pieces of hardware
from IBM, and an even worse-looking software to drive it
(don't ask...), but all from _DOS_. The card device driver
*CRASHES* from inside Windows. Or from inside anything which
uses extended/expanded/etc. memory :-( Yes, it's from IBM. No
doubt about it :-)
Then there is the *horrible* comms program which uses the card.
It's _not_ from IBM - but from a company with former IBM
employees - but it _stinks_. It eats up all of the memory, so
it runs from batch files, loading and unloading the card device
driver as it needs to establish a communication...
So, that's the scenario. A living nightmare. Is there a kind
soul which has written a device driver for an IBM SDLC card?
I think I'm asking too much, but does someone have a clue on IBM's
LU 6.2 protocol? (but with a device driver in my Linux box,
I'd extract the necessary info from IBM, even if I had to
torture a few employees :-) )
I have nothing personal against IBM, mind you. They build
nice PCs with Intel chips inside which are purrrrfect to run
Seriously, any advice would be welcome (just for the record,
the device driver for DOS is dated 1987 and has been discontinued ever since - there is a new driver for OS/2, I was told,
and something for AIX - but using a MCA card, while I have
an ISA one),
Yours in despair,
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