is good for quick-and-dirty data transfer within a network.
i am confused by how com plays into this. microsoft c
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oh wait you are talking about com port (usually refered to as a serial port) ?
The serial ports are named ttyS0, ttyS1, etc. (and usually correspond respectively to COM1, COM2, etc. in DOS/Windows). The /dev directory has a special file for each port. Type "ls /dev/ttyS*" to see them. Just because there may be (for example) a ttyS3 file, doesn't necessarily mean that there exists a physical serial port there.
i presumed you meant you are connecting via an ethernet network.