NewDeal Hot Tip 1605

[Hot Tips for...] GEOS.INI

GEOS.INI: [link]

The [link] category contains fields used by File Linking, or the Connect feature, to describe the machine to other machines that wish to access its drives. You may specify a name for the machine by which others may identify it and also set up communications parameters. The [link] category is normally modified by the user via the Connect module in Preferences.

baudRate = <number>
This number value defines the communication speed. The baud rate must match on both devices. The number is the divisor by which 115200 would be divided to yield the desired speed. The fastest speed that will work on a Zoomer is 19200.
24 = 2400 bps
12 = 9600 bps
6 = 19200 bps
3 = 38400 bps
1 = 115200 bps

drives = <list of drives>
Normally, all of your drives will be accessible by the remote machine. This field allows you to specify exactly which drives are accessible and is typically set from the Connect module in Preferences. For instance, to restrict remote machines to accessing your C: and E: drives, use the following entry:
drives = {
EXAMPLE for the Zoomer device:
drives = {

Note: If you include C: in the link drives list on the Zoomer, you must have a PC card installed before you file link. If you do not, the ram card will not be seen by the other PC. Just disconnect, insert the card, and then reconnect.

name = <machine name>
A string by which remote machines may identify you. When the remote machine sees your drives, their names will be <machine-name>-<drive-letter>.

port = <0|1|2|3|4>
This number specifies which serial port is to be used. On a desktop PC, the numbers correspond to the normal COM ports.
0 = rs232 on Zoomer
2 = infrared on Zoomer

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Last Modified 5 Mar 1999