Re: SLIP suggestion

Wed, 06 Apr 88 16:53:53 EDT

> > >Has anyone considered making SLIP work on an IBM system? In particular,
> > >most IBM systems will only handle 7-bit ASCII. When I last looked at
> > >SLIP it assumed an 8-bit channel. IBM reads must be terminated by a
> > >carriage return also. There might also be full/half duplex
> > >compatibility problems.
> Likely the "near future" best way to do this is to run SLIP to a
> PC which sits on a local LAN. (Who's using your PC when your not
> there?)

I have an IBM mainframe. If I were going to provide SLIP access to
it, I think I would get something like the Cisco communications
server that supports SLIP and put it on the same Ethernet as the
mainframe. I haven't actually done this, however.

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