[nos-bbs] Anyone with JNOS polled KISS (BPQKISS) experience?

Mark Phillips g7ltt at g7ltt.com
Wed Sep 13 16:10:34 EDT 2006

Hi George,

I'm doing RS-232. The units you see on ebay are multi port serial
devices rather than multi drop kiss emulators. I have a few of these but
in this situation they won't work.

In the spirit of ham radio I'm using a Soekris NET4501 wireless network
router board. It's a 486 with a single serial port, Ethernet and a
mini-pci socket. If boots from compact flash and can run from 12v.

As there is no expansion port available to me I'm left with only one
choice and thats multi drop kiss.

I'm using Linux rather than <sterile trousers> DOS </sterile trousers>.


On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 17:38 +0000, George (Skip) VerDuin wrote:
> Hey Mark, your objective sounds interesting.
> The bad news is I don't believe I have a contribution for you.
> I do have an easy question to clarify my understanding if you can take
> a moment?
> Are you pursuing a RS-232 multi-drop solution, or a RS-435 (I believe)
> solution?
> In the 232 case, are you not reproducing what is available on e-bay
> for ($50?) in the form of a card & chassis?
> In the 435 case, are you finding computer and TNC equipment supporting
> the dual standard on their DB- connectors?
> What I'm asking is perhaps the lazy way out for me because I have not
> read the BPQ stuff that certainly contains an answer.
> Where my interests converge with yours is in configuring a UNIX vs DOS
> (I'm presuming yours is DOS) solution to the same problem.
> In the unix environment, card manufacturers include drivers that bring
> each 232 port to a device like xtty1, xtty2, xtty3, etc, so each TNC
> has it's own tty (thus no polled requirement).
> AND my interests are pretty remote or "back seat" to your own so
> please don't exert much effort in dealing with my answer...
> I am in the search phase of my interests and I also have not
> determined if my card has drivers available for my platform.
> On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 10:14 -0400, Mark Phillips wrote: 
> > Hi Folks,
> > 
> > After my last post I was able to dig up some stuff on polled KISS but
> > I'm unable to get it going.>>SNIP<<
> 73
> de Skip k8rra k

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