Re: [PARPORT] parport driver

Tim Waugh (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 20:46:38 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Riccardo Facchetti wrote:

> About parport sharing: who is able to explain me the utility of such a
> feature ? I have 1 printer attached to the parport. How about adding
> a parallel ZIP drive ? Can I print WHILE doing backup on the ZIP ?


> Can I add then another device like a Xircom parallel network interface
> and do network+ZIP backup+printing to the printer with all these devices
> attached to the same parallel interface, all at the same time ?

If your network interface has a pass-through connector, I imagine so.

> ParportWrite() - Obvious
> ParportRead() - Obvious

Er.. excuse me?

Using your interface, please explain to me how one would go about writing
a printer driver.


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