What dialup modem WILL work with 8.x and uart?
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Tue Aug 23 18:05:12 UTC 2011
> From lars at larseighner.com Tue Aug 23 07:33:23 2011
> Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 07:31:50 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at larseighner.com>
> To: Robert Bonomi <bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: What dialup modem WILL work with 8.x and uart?
> On Mon, 22 Aug 2011, Robert Bonomi wrote:
> >> From: Lars Eighner <luvbeastie at larseighner.com>
> >> That's why I sprang for the 3Com which WAS supported by sio for years
> >> and is NOT supported by uart since 8.x. Why it is this device could
> >> be supported for so many years, but somehow it is impossible on 8.x?
> > The answer is "because it *iS*". Whether or not you understand 'why'
> > does't change that real-world FACT.
> > The world changed. The old driver -doesn't- work any more. Because of
> > architectural changes to other parts of the system.
> It is only natural for me to resist the conclusion that I have wasted
> years of my time and poured trasure down a rat hole.
"Sh*t happens." Live with it.
> >> I'll look at anything, but if I have to buy something, I want to know
> >> it is actually IS working with uart, not that sort of should've.
> > *sigh*
> > If it is a USB serial port, it _doesn't_ use the uart driver. And you
> > avoid any limitations that it might have.
> >> "drop-in repIacement" were the exact words used when I asked about it
> >> the first time I heard sio was being dropped and was assured uart
> >> would be a "drop-in replacement." But it is not, so theoretical "ought
> >> to work"s are not helpful. I'm looking for really actually does work.
> > You've been told what actually does work. I'm running 8.2 on several
> > machines -- *with* working serial ports that live directly on the
> > legacy ISA bus. Using only the standard kernel drivers. And doing PPP
> > over those ports. I'm not using a modem, just a null-modem cable but I
> > could swap in a pair of _any_ type of hardware modems.
> Well, see, my question was about dialup, not null modem.
There is absolutely *zero* difference between a serial port using a null
modem and a RS-232 interface modem on that same serial port, as far as
the operating system is concerned.
I've tried to tell you what *will* work, and how to find appropriate hardware,
and all you want to do is argue with the help you're being given.
What you need to do is hire somebody to *do*the*programming* to port the
device driver you "require' to the newer version of the O/S.
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