serial port to network interface
Posted on 2004-09-07
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..