I am using software that listens on serial ports and on ethernet ports for small amounts of data that it translates.
for maintenance purposes i have been periodically sending this software messages via the following syntax in a batch file
set /p x="a017 3UNR181OPC00001" <nul >\\.\com17
I am using 2 com ports on an 8 port "Digi Portserver" for this data to be sent to the software. however i now need these ports for another purpose, and i still need to send data periodically to the software.
is it possible to using a similar data format send my message via a specific port on my network?
perhaps somthing similar to the folowing:
set /p x="a017 3UNR181OPC00001" <nul >\\.\eth0 127.0.0.1:1234
echo "a017 3UNR181OPC00001" >127.0.0.1:1234
or would i be better off virtualizing the ports using some free utility... i am looking for options that don't require an additional Digi portserver.