[alt.unix.wizards] Help w- ethernet device

joe@oilean.uucp (Joe McGuckin) (12/21/90)

I'm building a piece of communications hardware and I'd like it to have an ethernet interface. I`ve seen
Imagen laser printers like this - so I know that it's been done before. 

My problem is that I don't have a clear idea of how a program running on a Sun will establish a connection
with the device. Can the hardware make an unsolicited connection across the ethernet & start up it's
control software?

Does anyone out there in netland know about this sort of thing? Please send mail as I don't normally
read these groups.



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