Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : GSZ0717.ZIP
Filename : GEOFF.10

 
Output of file : GEOFF.10 contained in archive : GSZ0717.ZIP
Geoff's Top Ten Reasons for Modem-Related Errors:
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(10) Cable does not support pins 4 and 5.
(9) RTS/CTS handshaking not enabled in the modem.
(8) RTS/CTS handshaking not enabled in the terminal program.
(7) XON/XOFF handshaking not disabled in the modem.
(6) XON/XOFF handshaking not disabled in the terminal program.

(These next 3 apply mostly to PC-compatible systems, especially under DOS)

(5) Swapping a 286 between real & protected mode causes IRQ response delays.
(4) Floppy & Perstor ARLL controllers block IRQs for long periods.
(3) DOS 'multitasking' swaps comm program's serial driver out of memory
(and can't put it back before another byte arrives).

(2) Slow CPU or heavily loaded system can't handle incoming data rate.

... and, of course, the ultimate excuse:

(1) God has decided that those computers talk just too damned fast.

Geoffrey Welsh [email protected], [xenitec.on.ca|m2xenix.psg.com]!zswamp!geoff
"Communism is an intellectual idea by not-very-good intellectuals"
- former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher



  3 Responses to “Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : GSZ0717.ZIP
Filename : GEOFF.10

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/