[PRJ007] tty over TCP driver needed

John W. Linville linville at tuxdriver.com
Thu Oct 18 13:51:19 UTC 2007


On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 08:37:00AM -0400, David Hollis wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 15:30 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > Here's another driver that needs a developer.  Anyone want to work on
> > it?  Let me know.
> > 
> > ------------------
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> 
> I'd like to be involved.  I'd like to think that this can wind up as
> some sort of part kernel/part userspace type of implementation though
> that may not be entirely possible.  Hopefully there are other folks as
> well as I don't have a tremendous amount of time to dedicate to it but I
> do have quite a bit of serial and networking experience, and more
> importantly, this sort of thing could be quite useful to me.

I'd like to be "in the loop" on this one too.  FWIW, I have an IOLAN
terminal server in my server cabinet downstairs that implements exactly
this type of functionality.

John
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John W. Linville
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