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[Xlog-discussion] Re: multi rig and RPC backend, was: Re: [Hamlib-develo

From: Joop Stakenborg
Subject: [Xlog-discussion] Re: multi rig and RPC backend, was: Re: [Hamlib-developer] Re: [Groundstation-developer] Gnome RIG 0.2
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:58:36 +0200

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 22:41:55 +0200
Stephane Fillod <address@hidden> wrote:

> > 
> > xlog is unfriendly towards RPC (probably a bug):
> > /dev/ttyS0: RPC: Unknown host
> This is because for the RPC backend, the rig device file name is 
> the hostname of the RPC server.
> i.e.   rigctl -m 1901  is equivalent to   rigctl -r localhost -m 1901

Just ran a test with grig / xlog and a running rpc.rigd,
works like a champ! Nice to see when the rig's frequency is changed in grig,
the frequency displayed in xlog changes.

> So just open up the pathname combo box of xlog (anyway, USB serial port
> can names different than /dev/ttySx), and allow to enter free form,
> at least for the RPC backend.

Okay, got to fix this.

> I don't know yet how to pass the port number. Most probably along the
> hostname, maybe something like "host:port" for an absolute port (that
> can be listed in /etc/services), or "host:+number" for a rig # relative to 
> the default port (0x20000099).
> Comments?

Sounds like a good solution to me...

> Cheers,
> Stephane


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