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Re: Serial comm program



On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:20:24PM +0000, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> 
> On 08/10/2005 06:32:56 AM, Daniel D Jones wrote:
> 
> ...
> > If the info is pasted in too fast, the router or switch will drop
> > characters, so I need something with a configurable delay after
> > pasting characters or lines from the clipboard.
> 
> This I don't understand.  Your net connections should be all TCP,
> and so the data should arrive at the destination.  The serial
> connections need flow control and/or rate limiting.  The way
> to do this is with the proper wiring and configuraton of the
> serial port, either through minicom config or directly on the
> port with setserial.  (I'd use a minicom config.)  If you
> ...

When using minicom, I've used the ascii-xfr program (included in
the minicom package I believe) to doll out files with configurable
delays between lines and/or characters.  There are definitely 
systems out there that don't handle overruns via hard or soft
handshaking, however lame that is.  I don't recall getting this
to work with clipboard data, so would usually have to store that
data in a named file first.

I just noticed a bit in ascii-xfr(1) showing how to configure this
capability inside minicom, which would be handy.  I've always run
it separately, directing the output at the device.

Ken

-- 
Ken Irving, fnkci@uaf.edu
University of Alaska, Fairbanks



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