RE: (slightly OT:) Parallel port question

From: Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) (
Date: 2003-10-14 07:27:08


> > >    2.  If the peripheral is connected and some other 
> > program sends data to
> > > the parallel port (i.e. a wrong print command), then damage 
> > can also occur.
> > 
> If data is sent to the LPT port, STROBE/ will go active low. 
> So if you monitor that, what's the problem?

Very good remark. But let's go a step further: what programs can send print
commands? One of the reasons I run my C= related programs under DOS is that
I know for 100% who is in charge and therefor know who is in control of the
LPT- and other ports. With Wxxx you don't have that guarantee.

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