[time-nuts] device as sniffer/ promiscuous mode GPIB devices?

Bob Paddock bob.paddock at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 06:10:00 EST 2008


On Monday 28 January 2008 08:19:40 am Patrick wrote:

> I rebuild and resell lab instruments. My customers are doing great work
> finding cures for diseases. The software to control their instruments
> cost between 5-40K and is hyped up garbage that eats up their meager
> budgets. I desperately, desperately want to write an open source
> replacement.

http://www.iftools.com/ctb.en.html is an Open Source driver based
on the wxWidgets tool kit.  http://www.wxwidgets.org

"At this time CTB supports RS232 and GPIB (IEEE488) for Linux and 
Windows95/98, NT, Win2k and XP in a transparent way. That means that the 
program code for read and write via RS232 and GPIB is exactly identical for 
Linux and Windows."

> Does anyone have experience with any promiscuous mode devices? Under
> Linux would be even better, if possible?


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