[Soekris] Extending I/O with a PIC18F*

Bernd Walter ticso at cicely12.cicely.de
Wed Jun 8 23:04:18 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 10:10:12PM +0200, Clemens Zauner wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Bernd Walter wrote:
> > Practically speaking you max out with something around 200 serials
> > per USB channel - speaking of bandwidth you already overcommited
> Well, I don't see a point in connecting more than 200 devices to
> a terminal server.

Some ISPs do - don't ask me why.

> [speed]
> > Really - there is no reason to _work_ on a console - it's just there
> > to revive machines back into networked state.
> Well, some companies have *strange* security policies. Where *no*
> (in-band) network logon-services are allowed. I commit, these are
> very rare cases. But I'm currently facing 8 boxens of that kind.

IMO It doesn't make much sense to disallow network logins for security
reasons and then have a console server.
But yes - for daily work 9600 is way to slow - they should better
run Ethernet or IEEE1394 based consoles.

B.Walter                   BWCT                http://www.bwct.de
bernd at bwct.de                                  info at bwct.de

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