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Date:      Sat, 10 Feb 1996 12:49:38 +0100 (MET)
From:      hm@altona.hamburg.com (Hellmuth Michaelis)
To:        fyeung@fyeung5.netific.com (francis yeung)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: ISDN devices supported?
Message-ID:  <m0tlDoA-000010C@ernie.altona.hamburg.com>
In-Reply-To: <199602090852.IAA11526@fyeung5.netific.com> from "francis yeung" at Feb 9, 96 08:52:03 am

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>From the keyboard of francis yeung:

> 	Or any ISA ISDN cards that support CAPI which is used by
> 	the current ISDN driver. The German ISDN cards all support
> 	CAPI which is developed in Germany. However, I have a hard
> 	time in ordering  one here in US.

The "CAPI"'s supplied for the ISDN boards are TSR's for MS-@#$ and are
not usable under FreeBSD.

Some intelligent ISDN boards have a more or less stripped down CAPI in
firmware, but these implementations have not much in common with the 
CAPI specs and are provided to make the programming of the real CAPI
easier.

There is a CAPI 1.1 and 2.0 spec available for Unix, but it is STREAMS
based and - because CAPI is a spec to interface a particular hardware
to a programming interface - it must be written for every piece of 
hardware.

So i doubt we ever get a CAPI interface for *BSD although it would be
a very good thing to have.

hellmuth
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Hellmuth Michaelis           hm@altona.hamburg.com              Hamburg, Europe
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