Analog modem emulator?

Vintage Computer Festival vcf at
Sun Jul 31 17:11:23 CDT 2005

On Sat, 30 Jul 2005, Pete Bartusek wrote:

> Just curious...has there ever been a device available to anyone's knowledge
> that functions like an analog phone line and allows transmission via TCPIP?
> For example, taking an older BBS system that has 5 internal modems in it,
> and plugging the lines into this "mystery" device and then being able to
> telnet to different ports and it makes the connection to one of the ports?
> I've seen the UDS-10 device from Lantronix to emulate a serial modem, so
> essentially you can telnet to it from another PC and it fakes the computer
> into thinking someone's "ringing the phone, etc...but I want to take it one
> step back...leave the modems in place but emulate the phone lines.

If I understand what you're asking for, you would need something that
generates a ring signal, then converts TCP/IP packets to a modem carrier
and vice versa.  Pretty funky.  Hmm, check out Cisco's offerings.

> If it rings any bells

So to speak.


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