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serial port to network interface

Posted on 2004-09-07
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hello All,

just wondering if there is any way of providing file transfer and file browsing capabilities to a NT PC via a serial cable. I know laplink software can do this, but is there any way to allow file transfer or browsing from other computers on the network via a serial "gateway" pc. it would look something like this :

remote PC <------ serial cable (RS232) --------> gateway PC <------- LAN ---------> network PC's.

it would also be nice to have some kind of API to write VB or Java applications to allow files to be synchronized. the reason i need this is to allow data to be retrieved off a control system for data logging purposes. I cant connect directly via a network firewall or otherwise for security reasons. maybe there is software available to do this ?

thanks in advance..

Owen.
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You're looking for a "Direct Cable Connection" most likely through a null-modem cable:

Routing and Remote Access Service with a Null Serial Cable
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;172189

How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=814981
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Hello adamdrayer,

What are the security implications of using a directcc, i.e. does it create a TCP/IP connection over the serial cable which would be just like connecting it via a network cable anyway ?. what ports does it use to provide RAS ?.

thanks,

stylers.
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