[Linux-parport] PC-to-PC parallel port cable

Dave Strauss dstrauss at alum.mit.edu
Sat Feb 21 16:41:32 GMT 2004

On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:12:30 -0800 (PST), Ravi Shah <shahravi20 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  Hi,
>  Does anybody know of a parallel port cable that can be used to
>  connect two PCs through ECP/EPP protocol??
>  Thanks in advance for help,
>  Ravi

You basically can't do that, because ECP and EPP are both master/slave
protocols -- from both the hardware and the software point of view --
and a PC only contains the hardware to do the master end.  You can
use a LapLink parallel port cable to connect two PCs, but you can't
do ECP or EPP over the cable.

-- Dave Strauss

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