On Wednesday last a client gave me the solemn duty of
decommissioning an RS6000 that used MUMPS on a PC as a
terminal server, among other things.
Twas a truly sad event to reduce such fine equipment,
which cost hundreds of thousands 8 years prior, to flea
They allowed me to keep an ARNET SmartPort Plus ISA card
from the PC. I had high hopes of putting it into a BSD
server, then starting my very own dumb terminal empire
from scratch. A second childhood of sorts.
Alas, google only returns 4 web pages from the entire
world, and they all pertain to the same guy hoping to do
the same as me - use an ARNET SmartPort Plus in a BSD
For a while, Digi's ftp site held out hope, with articles
like "Hints for Programming Digi Ports" at
(Digi bought out ARNET.)
Then I stumbled across the final nail in the coffin:
SmartPort Plus ISA products were
designed to work in standard PC servers
manufactured before 1990. There are
known issues when installing these
adapters in Pentium 133, Pentium IIs,
and Pentium IIIs and all later versions.
Digi cannot guarantee SmartPort Plus
compatibility nor offer support when
these adapters are installed in
Pentium-class servers. Digi offers a range
of ISA and PCI AccelePort adapters that
are supported. Contact your Digi sales
representative for further information or
visit us on the web at
Turning and returning to some secret place to hide.