[Coco] Will this work on the COCO
msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Fri Mar 23 00:02:04 EDT 2007
John Donaldson wrote:
> Found this at the office.
> Click on the XPort. This is a complete serial to IP solution. No code
Actually, there's plenty of code to be written, both on the device
itself, and on the Coco.
The device incorporates a CPU and ethernet interface within the form
factor shown in the piccies. Included in the package is an IP stack to
run on the firmware.
You still need to provide your own code to talk to the host (CoCo) via
the serial connection. Perhaps the easiest on that side would be to
incorporate SLIP - the device would in effect become a bridge. Then
you'd still need an IP stack and SLIP running on the CoCo.
The other option is a proprietary protocol over the serial interface,
which requires home-grown software on both the device and the CoCo.
No such thing as a free lunch.
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