[Linux-parport] PC-to-PC parallel port cable
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:
> 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,
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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