Virtual Serial Port Driver for Linux (VSPDL)

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Virtual Serial Port Driver for LINUX (VSPDL) powers Virtual Serial Ports (VSPs) that emulate "real" serial ports under LINUX OS.

The VSPDL is an "engine" that powers Virtual Serial Ports (VSPs). To any LINUX application the VSP "looks and feels" just like a "normal" serial port. In reality, the VSP transparently reroutes all data sent by the application to the Tibbo Device Server ("DS") and the serial device behind it ("attached serial device"). Likewise, all the data sent by the serial device is received by the DS and routed to the VSP, which, in turn, passes this data to the application. Both the software application on the PC and the serial device communicate with each other just as if they were interconnected by a "normal" serial cable, without knowing that there is a network in between. This allows you to network-enable your existing serial system without changing the serial device itself or its PC software.

 

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VSPDL operation is defined by configuration file named vspd.conf. This manual explains the features of the VSPDL through the structure and parameters of the vspd.conf.