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About.com: [Synching] Linux and Windows CE

Jul 29, 2000, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aron Hsiao)

"The trouble is, there isn't really any software around designed specifically for connecting Linux and Windows CE. Luckily, Windows CE devices talk to the outside world using standard protocols like PPP and TCP/IP, so a solution can be created using standard Unix tools. Unluckily, the primary tool in this case is the PPP daemon, pppd, which all experienced Linux users recognize as an advanced test in black magic."

"To make matters worse, configurations of Linux boxes vary widely, as do the specific combinations of form factor, CPU and CE version in a Windows CE device. Because of this, understand that you may have to make a little black magic of your own to get things working."

"Because of the large number of variables, this article is more anecdotal than some of our other tutorials. Rather than doing exactly what I did, you may at times need to follow my lead but modify the specifics slightly."

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