[Soekris] net5501

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Mar 14 13:36:45 UTC 2007

In message <20070314073235.83DA44 at mail.witworx.com>, "RW" writes:

>>The serial connector is the same as most PC's used, back in the days
>>when PCs had serial ports.
>No. It is not.
>The commonest (by far) PC fitting requires soldering because it
>maintains a one-to-one numbering at BOTH ends.

Well, your world and my world my differ, but here the "straight
through" cables outnumber the "proper pin" cables by a factor of
at least 5 to 1.

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