[NA-User] Re:NA and network cards

Rich Dailey, KA8OKH okh.npi@gte.net
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 16:28:19 +0100

>There is no similar ethernet network support in NA that is in CT. 
>The only
>way to connect computers together is to use com ports either direct or in
>loop configuration.

To be correct, there is no ethernet support in CT - rather K1TTT wrote 
software (nettsr) that replaces the comtsr driver that CT requires.  It simply
packages the com port data in a UDP frame so the ethernet board can handle it.
No handshaking,  or other fancy tcp/ip services, and no guarantee that it will work.
I got it to work on and off here at ka8okh a few years ago,  but abandoned it for
NA serial networking.  I wasn't comfortable with CT/nettsr's reliability.


Rich Dailey, KA8OKH - Phyllis Dailey, KB4NPI
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