[vcf-midatlantic] A/B switch for ribbon cable?

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 12:22:43 EDT 2018

You can probably use a 25-pin A/B switch (super common, used for switching
a printer between two PCs) and just make up cables for it. Just make sure
it's the printer variety, with all pins switched -- some of the ones
intended for RS-232 don't switch every single pin.


On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Suppose I have two computers, I want to connect both of them through
> 20-pin ribbon cables to the same device, and I want to be able to easily
> swap which one is live via some kind of A/B switch.
> Does that exist? What's it called, so I can get one?

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