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RE: Anyone recommend a multi-serial card?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Freivald, Joseph A, GVSOL [mailto:jfreivald@att.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 9:35 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Anyone recommend a multi-serial card?
> Anyone have great things to say about any particular 
> Multi-Serial Card?  I need to purchase a card with at least 
> 16, preferably 32 RS-232 ports on a single PCI card under Linux.

We've been using Stallion EasyConnection & EasyIO cards with the RJ45
adapters for a little while here with very good success.  Debian has the
stallion.o module precompiled, you just have to make the nodes in /dev (I
believe a script was included in a download from stallion.com).  The
stallion.txt in the Linux source/Documentation has good info too.  I believe
you can get D-style blocks too.

Just recently, we received a USB->4-port adapter from pearle (pearle.com).
It seems to work pretty good.  We are haveing a problem with one program
when it forks, so we're trying to trak that down (a) a bug in the program,
b) a problem with the "unstable" kernel shipped to us on the box, c) a
problem with the USB drivers when a program forks like that, d) a problem
with the usb->serial driver).  I'm putting my money on a) as we have already
compiled our own kernel.  Sorry to stray off topic.

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