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We are running an old system that uses digi ports connected to a unix system to support slave printing.  I am trying to educate myself on the current system and I am looking for a modern alternative to replace this system that supports the same functions.  I am sure it exists but I am not a digi or a unix expert.

Right now the primary functions are, our clients log into our UNIX database from a remote site, access it with read and write privileges, and have the option to print things in our office or locally at the remote site.

I am assuming the ports that unix uses are TCP ports but I dont know.  Still looking for good documentation on this stuff.

Can you give me some good suggestions to look into?
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Digiports are mostly a lot of serial ports connected with a thick multi link cable to controller in the system.
If you still need serial ports then you need either something like a decserver
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DECserver
(There are other equipment suppliers, like a multi serialport Cisco or westermo has single port versions.)

If you are using more modern printer they might be accessible though ethernet directly either as a LPD device or IPP device or HP-access (port 9100).

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Thanks for the tips ill look into it!
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