Sharing COM ports to Windows hosts

perryh at perryh at
Mon Sep 3 22:13:43 UTC 2012

Victor Sudakov <vas at> wrote:

> In fact, the question is whether there is a standards compliant
> (not written for some proprietary hardware terminal server
> protocol) driver for Windows. Not exactly a FreeBSD question,
> I know :)

Finding a Windows driver that will work with an existing FreeBSD
program is certainly one possible approach.  Another, which
I understood to be the intent of the original inquiry, is finding
a FreeBSD solution that will work with an existing Windows driver.
There's surely no reason why a FreeBSD system _can't_ support
a protocol originally developed by a hardware terminal server
manufacturer, as vpnc does for the Cisco VPN protocol.

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