[Soekris] Industrial control application
paul.bartell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 21:39:23 UTC 2010
Id suggest running DOS on the soekris box, with a serial console (the
soekris bios might do this for you.. not sure) and a second serial
port (connected to whatever it is). Running a telnet server would make
it easy to remotely access the software, though security could be an
Another way to go about this is to use either a DOS emulator or run
DOS in a virtual machine (might be possible on the soekris, but might
work for your use). This presents less of a security issue, but
(possibly) more of a stability issue.
On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Karl Fife <karlfife at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have a dos-based industrial control application that we want to migrate
> from a 'real' dos workstation to something like a network-attached virtual
> dos workstation. One objective is to make it administrable via browser from
> anywhere on the network rather than by physically walking up to its console.
> We would like to have the DOS instance hosted on a high-availability fanless
> solid state host like the NET5501's we use elsewhere. The only industrial
> control I/O required is a serial port.
> Has anyone done or seen anything like this on Soekris? Any projects I
> should be looking at? Is Soekris the wrong fit? I've looked at Mini-ITX
> type solutions. I considered building up a 'headed' ITX unit with a
> wear-leveling SLC SDD, and simply sticking a KVMoIP device to it. Not
> exactly elegant. We're not particularly cost sensitive. There's an
> important industrial process riding on this two-bit DOS pc.
> Ideas? Experiences?
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