[Coco] Drivewire and BBS's

Barry Nelson barry.nelson at amobiledevice.com
Fri May 27 17:38:03 EDT 2016

 I have not tested it yet, but if anyone is interested I was able to compile TCPSer on my Mac. There appears to be a prebuilt Windows binary as well.


       tcpser - emulate a Hayes compatible modem

       tcpser -d dev -s speed [-l log_level -t tracing_options] ...
       tcpser -v port [-l log_level -t tracing_options] ...

       This manual page documents briefly the tcpser command.

       tcpser  turns  a PC serial port into an emulated Hayes compatible modem
       that uses TCP/IP for incoming and outgoing connections.  It can be used
       to  allow  older  applications  and  systems  designed for modem use to
       operate on the Internet.  tcpser supports all standard Hayes  commands,
       and  understands  extended  and  vendor proprietary commands (though it
       does not implement many of them).  tcpser can be used for both  inbound
       and outbound connections.

       A summary of options is included below.

       -h     Show summary of options.

       -p     Port to listen on (defaults to 6400).

       -t     Trace flags: (can be combined)
                 s      modem input
                 S      modem output
                 i      IP input
                 I      IP output

       -l     Log level: 0 (NONE), 1 (FATAL) - 7 (DEBUG_X) (defaults to 0).

       -L     Log file (defaults to stderr).

       The  following  can  be repeated for each modem desired (-s, -S, and -i
       will apply to any subsequent device if not set again):

       -d     Serial device (e.g. /dev/ttyS0).  Cannot be used with -v

       -v     TCP port for VICE RS232 (e.g. 25232). Cannot be used with -d

       -s     Serial port speed (defaults to 38400).

       -S     Speed modem will report (defaults to -s value).

       -I     Invert DCD pin.

       -n     Add phone entry (number=replacement).

       -a     Filename to send to local side upon answer.

       -A     Filename to send to remote side upon answer.

       -c     Filename to send to local side upon connect.

       -C     Filename to send to remote side upon connect.

       -N     Filename to send when no answer.

       -B     Filename to send when modem(s) busy.

       -T     Filename to send upon inactivity timeout.

       -i     Modem init string (defaults to `', leave off  `at'  prefix  when

       -D     Direct  connection  (follow with hostname:port for caller, : for

       tcpser was written by Jim Brain <brain at jbrain.com>.

       This   manual    page    was    written    by    Peter    Collingbourne
       <pcc03 at doc.ic.ac.uk>,  for  the  Debian  project  (but  may  be used by

> Rod Barnhart rod.barnhart at gmail.com 
> Fri May 27 12:40:01 EDT 2016
> ou can also use TCPser, which emulates a Hayes modem under Linux. I have
> it running on a Raspberry Pi with a USB serial port connected. I have it
> stuffed inside an old US Robotics modem ;) I use it with all my retro
> computers because, as far as the computer is concerned, it's just like any
> other  serial modem.

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