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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

System Driver Overview

Driver: Port Server
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1947
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.33, as NeXTanswer #1946
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: No, Version 0.00, as NeXTanswer #

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: PortServer
Driver Type: System
Driver Scope: Generic-System
Supported Components:
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**:
Supported Connectors:
Access Mode:

Adapter Memory:

General Overview notes: This driver can be used in conjunction with the ISASerialPort driver to provide access to the serial ports for applications. This driver provides the interface commonly known as the TTY Layer and should be configured if the serial ports are being used.

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:

Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:
This device driver provides information in the Configure application's help panel. Choose Info>Help from the Configure menu and scroll down to find this device driver's help topic.

Known Problems

Serial printing does not work. HSD & Interfax Fax support does not work. These problems are under investigation.

See also: 1943_ISA_Serial_Port_Driver_Overview and 1945_Serial_Pointing_Device_Driver_Overview document

Driver Version Notes

Future Planning

Future / Update Planning:

Reason for New Driver / Update:
New Driver / Update Timeframe:

New Driver / Update Description:

Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.

* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.

** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.

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