Another possible inter-node communication system

Alan Cox alan at
Tue Mar 10 02:27:21 MST 1998

> My memory is that the IrDA spec allows for multiple devices to communicate with
> each other, with some kind of address-resolution and assignment protocol.  It
> *seemed* to imply that multiple devices could talk to each other.  Does anyone
> out there know enough to know if that is what was intended.  Maybe it was only
> intended for two...

Its intended to handle many to 1 communications. The big problem is the protocol
design is complex and many layered, that IMHO is the biggest thing that stopped
irda taking off.  Dag Brattel (I hope I spelt that right) has a nearly working
Linux IRDA

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