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23. Other Sources of Information

23.1 Books

  1. Axleson, Jan: Serial Port Complete, Lakeview Research, Madison, WI, 1998.
  2. Black, Uyless D.: Physical Layer Interfaces & Protocols, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, 1996.
  3. Campbell, Joe: The RS-232 Solution, 2nd ed., Sybex, 1982.
  4. Campbell, Joe: C Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 2nd ed., Unknown Publisher, 1993.
  5. Levine, Donald: POSIX Programmer's Guide, O'Reilly, 1991.
  6. Nelson, Mark: Serial Communications Developer's Guide, 2nd ed., Hungry Minds, 2000.
  7. Putnam, Byron W.: RS-232 Simplified, Prentice Hall, 1987.
  8. Seyer, Martin D.: RS-232 Made Easy, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 1991.
  9. Stevens, Richard W.: Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, (ISBN 0-201-56317-7; Addison-Wesley)
  10. Tischert, Michael & Bruno Jennrich: PC Intern, Abacus 1996. Chapter 7: Serial Ports

Notes re books:

  1. "... Complete" has hardware details (including register) but the programming aspect is Window oriented.
  2. "Physical Layer ..." covers much more than just EIA-232.

23.2 Serial Software

It's best to use the nearest mirror site, but here's the main sites:
Serial Software for Linux software for the serial ports including getty and port monitors.
Serial Communications for communication programs.

23.3 Related Linux Documents

23.4 Usenet newsgroups:

23.5 Serial Mailing List

The Linux serial mailing list. To join, send email to, with ``subscribe linux-serial'' in the message body. If you send ``help'' in the message body, you get a help message. The server also serves many other Linux lists. Send the ``lists'' command for a list of mailing lists.

23.6 Internet

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