[Coco] ka9q was Re: Coco Contiki

Joel Ewy jcewy at swbell.net
Wed Feb 27 19:59:47 EST 2008

I'll add a qualified "me too" here.  I have vague memories of hooking
the CoCo up to a '386SX-40 running SLS Linux (installed from around 10
floppy disks downloaded from Delphi at 14.4kbps) and transferring a file
or two via FTP.  My recollection is that it felt a lot slower than I
thought it should, judging from my experiences using terminal programs
and xmodem or zmodem on the CoCo, and SLIP/PPP on other mahcines. 
Actually, now that I think about it, I might have been using the TC-9
rather than a CoCo 3...


Christopher Hawks wrote:
> Willard Goosey said the following on 02/27/2008 06:19 AM:
>> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 09:59:22PM -0500, David Hazelton wrote:
>>> I used to use SLIP (KA9Q) on both the AT306 and the Coco  connected
>>> to a Windows95/98 box all the time.  
> > You're the first person I know of who ever got OS-9 KA9Q to work.  Any
>> hints?  Details?  Configuration files?  Please?
>     Me Too! Tho my Linux box was the internet connection and hub. And
> I had
> my Coco3, MM/1, and AT306 all running ka9q.
>>> I Never thought KA9Q was good, because it was an application not a
>>> service or a module and you were limited one what you could do,
>>> depending on how you brought it up.  
>> If it wasn't for the hack value it wouldn't be worth messing with.  A
>> good terminal emulator like kbcom seems more useful.
>> Willard

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