- To: "Mike Bilow, firstname.lastname@example.org" <mikebw@IDS.JVNC.NET>
- Subject: TTYLINK Question
- From: Bdale Garbee <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 08 Jan 92 16:43:37 MST
> It doesn't work that way. Port 87 and Port COM1 are not the same kind of
> "port" at all. The async port is really a port, accessed at protocol
> layer 1 (physical). The ttylink port is more a "socket" and has meaning
> only at protocol layer 4 (transport), where TCP runs.
Agreed. But what he was really asking for, that I think would be useful too,
is a way to "telnet to a server that does nothing but pass data to/from a
serial port on the PC".
You can do this with things like cisco terminal servers by specifying unusual
TCP port numbers that are mapped to the hardware ports.