[PRJ007] tty over TCP driver needed

Jay York jay at jyork.org
Wed Oct 17 22:53:07 UTC 2007


Can you say, "telnet?"  Can you say, "pty?"

-Jay

On Oct 17, 2007, at 6:30 PM, Greg KH wrote:

> Here's another driver that needs a developer.  Anyone want to work on
> it?  Let me know.
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h
>
> ------------------
>
> Summary:  tty over TCP driver
>
> Description:
> 	A company has devices that are exposed over TCP to a local
> 	machine as a "normal" tty serial port.  A driver needs to be
> 	written for Linux to expose this kind of functionality to the
> 	user so that standard serial programs can be used to control the
> 	device.
>
> Estimated skills needed:
> 	tty layer experience
> 	TCP from within the kernel experience
> 	This is not a good "first driver" type project, but should not
> 	be that complex (with the exception of trying to understand the
> 	tty layer, a currently moving target.)
>
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