[Coco] serial cable tricks for drivewire?
aawolfe at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 23:51:28 EST 2012
On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM, Robert Hermanek
<rhermanek at centurytel.net> wrote:
> Lots of good ideas here and in other emails, I'll be experimenting when I
> have time, probably starting with some twisted pairs and seeing if that
> alone can improve things. I actually have a PC with 10 serial ports in it,
> so I'm inclined to go serial all the way. I've heard of the serial over
> ethernet but have never really understood it, I might check into it if all
> other avenues fail.
> I haven't had a chance to look at the new DW4 server, great news that it
> supports simultaneous connections. Here's another question: I noticed
> right away with DW3 that both the "physical" device # command (i.e. DRIVE
> #2) and the "logical" drive # (i.e. DRIVE 10) both allowed any value on the
> coco side of things. So I set up my server app to support 256 DRIVE #'s (so
> 256 DSK compilation files) each of which contained 256 traditional DSK
> images at the expected offsets. If you do the math on 256 "devices" X 256
> DSK's per device, each DSK containing 160k or so of data, you get to about
> 10+ gigs of storage available to any coco accessing the server. So that
> registered on my scale as "pretty cool." Does DW4 server also support any
> number of disks in this fashion?
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