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RS233 is an extension I have not heard of. I will subtract 1. :-)

This can be done with the Perle IOLAN devices. Effectively IBM i communicates to the IOLAN box with IP and the IOLAN box outputs RS232. If you were to put a modem on that port for example you can connect to the modem and enter AT commands and read responses. The Serial ports are of course fully configurable for speed bitness etc. They sell the boxes with different numbers of ports. We have one in place with 8 ports for example.

So your program interacts with the line just as if it were a serial port on IBM i but the physical connection is to the iOLAN device.

This is IBM supported since about i 7.2.

- DrF

On 8/31/2022 1:26 PM, Christopher Bipes wrote:
We have a system that uses RS233 ports that our iSeries speaks to. Old proprietary system that does not support IP connectivity. PITA.

Oh I did get the YUM to work. Took some configuration on our firewall to allow access to the IBM sites as well as an upgrade of YUM and install of the CA store.

But I now have Node.js installed:
nodejs.ppc64 8.9.3-0 ibm
nodejs10.ppc64 10.24.1-3 ibm
nodejs12.ppc64 12.22.11-1 ibm
nodejs14.ppc64 14.19.1-1 ibm
nodever.noarch 1.0.0-4 ibm

Chris Bipes
Director of Information Services
CrossCheck, Inc.

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Hi Christopher,
What serial ports do you need and why would you need to natively access them from the i?

On Wed, 31 Aug 2022 at 13:18, Christopher Bipes <chris.bipes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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