OT: <was springfield> <is data transfer via parallel port off old systems>
jwstephens at msm.umr.edu
Wed Aug 2 14:24:38 CDT 2006
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>On 8/2/2006 at 11:32 AM Don Y wrote:
>>Unfortunately, you then need *one* box with hardware suitable
>>to capture the incoming bytestream (i.e. *not* an SPP).
>I know this is a vintage list, but at a minimum, PS/2-style bidirectional
>parallel ports have been around for a very long time, so this shouldn't be
>a problem. Even if you had an old XT, printer and monochrome adapter cards
>can usually be modified to operate in bi-directional mode.
>After that, it's just the cable and a bit of software on the receiving
I have a "vintage" IBM PS/2 data migration facility box with appropriate
dates, so it is
not too off topic. Anyone out there with a recipe or howto pointer to
do this with various
os varieties? Say linux 2 linux, or linux to dos?
Also, I do not believe that the output to the printer port that Don
suggested assumed the
protocol that the parallel port data coupler uses is available.
To fork the thread, I would be interested in whether the SCO parallel
support the parallel port in such a way as to allow such coupling,
(reads get data from
port that is).
Also what is required to do this simply or other wise on Linux
Even better, is there a small program to do this to a dos box, that can
on dos / old windows boxes.
Laplink had cables for the serial port, I don't recall if it had a
that was reliable, as far as dos to dos data transfer.
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