Portservers for D3/NT 
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 Portservers for D3/NT
I'd be interested to hear about all good experiences with Portservers which
are connected to D3/NT.  These are network devices on which you can hang
dumb terminals, printers and modems.


Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Portservers for D3/NT

Steve,

I recommend the Digi XEM.  It has a card that goes into the computer and you
attach external port modules.  I believe you can have from 16 to 64 ports.

Larry Hazel


Quote:
> I'd be interested to hear about all good experiences with Portservers
which
> are connected to D3/NT.  These are network devices on which you can hang
> dumb terminals, printers and modems.



Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Portservers for D3/NT
Digi also make a Digi Port Server II which is an ethernet device with it's
own IP address, the ports on the port server can be configured as COM ports
on the NT server thus facilitating easy dialup/dial-out features. This item
does not require an interface in the NT Server, thus making it easier to
administer. You can force each port on the server to route to a specific IP
address. In my experience, this is one of the BEST port servers around.


Quote:
> I'd be interested to hear about all good experiences with Portservers
which
> are connected to D3/NT.  These are network devices on which you can hang
> dumb terminals, printers and modems.



Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Portservers for D3/NT
I can only support this posting. Would like to add Stallion, which is in
fact pretty much the same type product.

NT compatibility? Well, devices of this type are 100% TCP/IP-compatible.
What might one need else?

As to our customers, they are just happy with them. If one needs to make
setup as simple as possible, one gets it. If one needs a little bit more
than a lot of fuctionalities, one can easily sink down in there.

What's amazing, those devices have upgradable microcode available on the
appropriate sites...

Hope this isn't useless,
Nick


Quote:
> Digi also make a Digi Port Server II which is an ethernet device with it's
> own IP address, the ports on the port server can be configured as COM
ports
> on the NT server thus facilitating easy dialup/dial-out features. This
item
> does not require an interface in the NT Server, thus making it easier to
> administer. You can force each port on the server to route to a specific
IP
> address. In my experience, this is one of the BEST port servers around.



> > I'd be interested to hear about all good experiences with Portservers
> which
> > are connected to D3/NT.  These are network devices on which you can hang
> > dumb terminals, printers and modems.



Sun, 24 Mar 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Portservers for D3/NT
On Wed, 06 Oct 1999 06:42:20 GMT, "Steve Lambert"

  The Portserver ][ rules. I have 64 ports running with my D3 Linux
box. It's alot more configurable and less stress than Xem. I've used
the Xem system for many years and like the Portserver ][ alot more.
You get the configuration freedom and speed of ethernet connectivity
plus the troubleshooting help in having an external device. When you
have serial line problems, you don't have to shut the whole server
down.

Two thumbs up
Check out the configuring info for D3 Linux and Portserver ][ on my
 website.

       Glen aka Ryengoth

             http://pick-source.freeservers.com

Quote:
>I'd be interested to hear about all good experiences with Portservers which
>are connected to D3/NT.  These are network devices on which you can hang
>dumb terminals, printers and modems.



Tue, 26 Mar 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Portservers for D3/NT

Quote:

> Digi also make a Digi Port Server II which is an
> ethernet device with it's own IP address, the
> ports on the port server can be configured as COM
> ports on the NT server thus facilitating easy
> dialup/dial-out features. This item does not
> require an interface in the NT Server, thus
> making it easier to administer. You can force
> each port on the server to route to a specific IP
> address. In my experience, this is one of the
> BEST port servers around.

We bought several of these for use on a WAN (D3/AIX on
RS6000/R24, Frame Relay using Bay ARN routers to remote
locations) in hopes of using the "RealPort" drivers provided by
Digi to address the ports as standard serial ports to support
WAN printing.  We have so far not been able to get it to work.
AIX can see the ports, but D3 never sees them.  At first our VAR
assured us this would work, but now they say it won't.  Since
AIX sees them, I am too stubborn to give up now!  Has anyone out
there in CDP been able to get Digi PortserverII's connected by
ethernet (either LAN or WAN) configured so that D3 can access
them as serial ports for printing?

===========================================================

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Southern?  I was 14 before I knew damnyankee was 2 words.
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Sun, 07 Apr 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 Portservers for D3/NT
Norman

I am using a PortServer 8 and a PortServer 16.  My server is NT
running D3NT 7.1.295.  I am also running a serial printer from
the PortServer 8.  The only problem I had was that the printer
would not work as long as the Digi port was configured as dev=prn.
When I set the device type back to dev=term my printer worked
correctly.  Since my server has two comm ports, the first addressable
comm port on the Digi would be addressed as com3.  I did a normal
dev-make and startptr and the printer worked.  No special commands
were needed.

Ron White
Eckel Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Quote:


> > Digi also make a Digi Port Server II which is an
> > ethernet device with it's own IP address, the
> > ports on the port server can be configured as COM
> > ports on the NT server thus facilitating easy
> > dialup/dial-out features. This item does not
> > require an interface in the NT Server, thus
> > making it easier to administer. You can force
> > each port on the server to route to a specific IP
> > address. In my experience, this is one of the
> > BEST port servers around.

> We bought several of these for use on a WAN (D3/AIX on
> RS6000/R24, Frame Relay using Bay ARN routers to remote
> locations) in hopes of using the "RealPort" drivers provided by
> Digi to address the ports as standard serial ports to support
> WAN printing.  We have so far not been able to get it to work.
> AIX can see the ports, but D3 never sees them.  At first our VAR
> assured us this would work, but now they say it won't.  Since
> AIX sees them, I am too stubborn to give up now!  Has anyone out
> there in CDP been able to get Digi PortserverII's connected by
> ethernet (either LAN or WAN) configured so that D3 can access
> them as serial ports for printing?

> ===========================================================

> ===========================================================
> Southern?  I was 14 before I knew damnyankee was 2 words.
> ===========================================================



Sun, 07 Apr 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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