From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Wed Feb 12 2003 - 07:49:30 EST

  • Next message: Bob Tanner: "[PARPORT] IEEE 1284.x, where x=3?"

    On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 11:11:06PM -0600, Bob Tanner wrote:

    > Am I way off here?

    I'm afraid so. There isn't an IEEE1284 protocol for connecting two
    computers ("hosts"), only for connecting a host to a peripheral (such
    as a printer). The host's view of the cable is quite different from
    the peripheral's. It is asymmetric: they have different numbers of
    signals that they can control.

    One example of a protocol designed for host<->host parallel port
    communication is PLIP. Take a look at that.


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