Serial link communication through RS-232C.

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Here are currently available documents:

- File: rs232c.txt:             Definition and connection of serial
                                communication through RS-232C.
- File: rs232_lnk_16c.gif:      Linking 2 PC's via their COM ports.
- File: rs232_cern_lnk_16c.gif: CERN store's standard PC-AT DTE link cable.

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