[U-Boot-Users] NC

Robin Gilks robin.gilks at tait.co.nz
Wed Dec 8 01:07:14 CET 2004

Federico Lucifredi wrote:
> Hello U-booters,
>    This is a quick one: is the network console mechanism bidirectional? 
> In other words, can I have a full-fledged network-based console or is 
> the ncb facility only enough to receive bootup messages, but not able to 
> send them ? I am not quite clear on that from the dox...
> TY -Federico

ncb is able to receive only - use the standard netcat utility (nc) to 
send keyboard data to u-boot.

Note - the use of ncb is only necessary if u-boot is configured to send 
its data as broadcasts. If ncip is defined then use nc both ways.

Robin Gilks
Senior Design Engineer          Phone: (+64)(3) 357 1569
Tait Electronics                Fax  :  (+64)(3) 359 4632
PO Box 1645 Christchurch        Email : robin.gilks at tait.co.nz
New Zealand

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