Odd situation

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Post 3+ Months Ago


For certain reasons, we had to attach a tape drive to a Sun Solaris machine through its printer port.

Would anyone have any idea how one would be able to access a tape through such a connection ?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

As stated, I cannot fathom this working.

You say nothing of the model Sun system you are using, nor the tape drive being employed. You really need to be more specific, if you expect any realistic assistance.

As it stands though, I cannot see how this would work. Sun's typically use Centronics compatible parallel ports (db-25)

Also typically, on Sun devices, tape drives are SCSI. You can't simply use a pin converter cable and hope it works. :)

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