[OT] USB KVM switches

From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed Feb 2 23:31:35 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 10:11:46 -0800 (PST), Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com> wrote:
> * We are not end users.

Heh... that's true!
> No one ever built commercial computer gear for the likes of us.

Not as an intended audience... no.

> MOST computer interfaces are reasonably inscrutable; SMB, SNA, ethernet,
> whatever from whenever. Note I said reasonable; I know there are
> people here who could make an SMB interface from TTL but your
> criteria isn't the manufacturers...

I can tell you (in painful detail) that it is substantially *not*
trivial to implement SNA from scratch... I've seen it take years of
developer time for a minimally conforming peripheral, and that's given
a platform that is electrically and logically compatible with the IBM
box on the other end of the wire - i.e. - the software is *much*
harder than the hardware.

Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 23:31:35 GMT

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