[HARDWARE] Has anyone looked into USB networking for a small rack of motherboards.

Chi K. Chan ckchan at interport.net
Mon Nov 2 01:30:04 EST 1998


Has anyone thought about using InfraRed communication ?
Since most new motherboard have a header for an IR device, 
this might be a cheap alternative to wiring rs232 or netcards.

Chi K. Chan

At 10:55 PM 11/1/98 +0000, you wrote:
>In message <199811010859.CAA15214 at asterix>
>          Joe Zbiciak <j-zbiciak1 at ti.com> wrote:
>
>> SLIP is indeed merely an IP-encapsulation protocol, and if all of the
>> required routes exist between any two given nodes, then yes, the IP
>> routing layer will do all of the dirty work.
>
>[snip]
>
>> Every SLIP implementation I've ever seen expects to send and receive IP
>> frames from the same host, and so I've always assumed that the SLIP
>> protocol required at least a bi-directional link.
>
>Some more RFC reading reveals that it is impossible to tell the RX and TX
>wires are not connected to same host (unless higher level protocols are
>used to find this out).
>
>> Does anyone know of a _complete_ unidirectional SLIP implementation? :-)  
>> A simple high-level implementation of "send_packet" and "recv_packet"
>> do exist in the RFC that can be used as a starting point.
>
>Any SLIP implementation can be used unidirectionally.
>
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