On 26/01/06, David Golden <david.golden at unison.ie> wrote:
> Well, kindof.
>> It's not as straightforward as for block devices, where you can
> use, um, network block devices. But character devices, especially
> serial ports, are much weirder.
>> However, specifically for character devices that are serial ports, AFAIK
> you can in principle use sercd and cyclades-serial-client to propagate
> serial ports across a network in linux. That might work for your
> purposes, perhaps depending on details of the palm serial protocol,
> but N.B. I've never tried it myself.
Cyclades-serial-client and sercd or sredird do look pretty hopeful,
I'll check them out over the weekend if I have time and report back.
I've noticed that Remote Desktop Connection on Windows here in work
has options for connecting serial ports to the remote computer. So if
it can be done on Windows ... :)
> And it might be easier to just get a second cradle or serial cable.
> The cables are pretty cheap...
Well it's just that the desktop box is actually currently up in the
attic. It's just temporary but it got me thinking.
This is more a little project for me, it would be nice to be able to
sync my palm from anywhere back to the original without having to keep
an "offline" copy on the laptop.
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