Back and updates

I’ve only been back for a couple of days, but I have already managed to give myself more work around the IECHost project! Without making any commitment at this time, I’ve got this idea in my mind that supporting RR-Net and WarpCopy64’s server program in my IECHost client, as an alternative to the IECHost hardware, would not involve a significant amount of work.
I’ve been trying to get hold of Graham (the author of WarpCopy64, among other great projects) for a related request, so if I manage to get through to him I will ask for his opinion about this.
In the meantime, I was also pointed to other projects that support RR-Net and WarpCopy64’s server, namely Mwc and DiskImagery64. Unfortunately there’s not an awful lot of documentation around the command protocol used by WarpCopy64, although the above mentioned projects seem to have involved some degree of reverse engineering of such protocol so their source code is the best reference I have access to, at the moment.

As per IECHost DIY kits, there are only 3 left for sale. Two are being shipped today and I am looking forward to getting some more feedback from their users, as they have a quite different use-case, which might require extending the client software for “mass dumping”.

On a different subject: I will gradually phase out my email address on as it has been giving me a few concerns, but also because their new Webmail portal is way too bloated to be usable, especially with an Ad blocker.
I have a gmail account for the transition and you can get through to me initially by using the contact form that’s available on my own website: I will then reply from my gmail account so you can save/update your  contact details to get in touch with me afterwards.
Alternatively, if you put together my firstname and lastname, without dashes, spaces, or dots and append gmail’s domain, you have got my gmail address right there. Bear in mind that if you swap around firstname and lastname, or add punctuation to the address, you are very likely to end up writing to somebody else 🙂


About Luigi Di Fraia

I am a Senior DevOps Engineer so I get to work with the latest technologies and open-source software. However, in my private time I enjoy retro-computing.
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1 Response to Back and updates

  1. pawelriversedge says:

    Great idea. I really like Warpcopy and I use it still from time to time, especially if there is large amount of discs to be preserved. But Warpcopy wasn’t updated since years and there should be added some more options. Also sometimes this program is not 100% stable and I need to restart it. Anyway, good luck with updating your IECHost!

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