parallel port and 8255A PPI

I'd like to know in a PC, how are the 8255A pins connected to the LPT's 25 D-connector pins. According what I know, 8255A PPI is the chip used to implment parallel port. Any detailed information about how the implementation is accomplished is welcomed.
Thank you!
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jhanceConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The original IBM PC and PC-AT did not use an 8255 to implement the parallel port.  To save a few pennies, these were implemented using 74LS374 and 74LS174 latches for holding the outputs and 74LS244 and 74LS240 for reading inputs.  Believe it or not, I've got original users manuals for both the IBM PC and PC-AT and will be glad to scan the schematic for you if you need it.
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f22Author Commented:
Yes, may I have a copy of the manual?
Thank you very much!
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