?? Modules for GPIB and Ethernet ??

Chaser justinhsia at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 8 17:16:59 CET 2004

Jorgen Grahn <jgrahn-nntq at algonet.se> wrote in message news:<slrncosk48.36f.jgrahn-nntq at frailea.sa.invalid>...
> On 5 Nov 2004 05:33:49 -0800, Chaser <justinhsia at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote in message news:<0-GdnfBAPrZPXBfcRVn-sw at powergate.ca>...
> >> Chaser wrote:
> >> > Just wondering if anyone knows where I can find modules for NI-488.2
> >> > GPIB and for a generic ethercard?
>  ...
> >> As for the other question: do you actually mean you want a
> >> way to talk "raw" Ethernet, or are you just trying to do
> >> some networking?
>  ...
> > I have an equipment that's controlled through ethernet.  (The control
> > program is currently written in C++.)  I guess my really difficulty
> > is, how do I send commmands to that devise through ethernet using
> > Python?
> If this really is raw ethernet, I think your best multi-platform shot would
> be a bleeding edge version of libpcap (http://www.tcpdump.org), and a Python
> wrapper on top of it. Then make your OS accept the presence of the
> interface, but not send or listen to it, and use libpcap to listen and to
> inject (new feature in libpcap) ethernet frames.
> It /might/ work.  High data rates may be a problem; libpcap with a
> relatively slow client might drop packets.
> /Jorgen

Wow!  Thanks for the overwhelming support.  I am a computer
illiterate.  Please be patient with me.

I found the following posting that deals with GPIB interface using


But I got stuck on the first step of installing the dynwin package. 
The dynwin package relies on two auxiliary dlls, calldll.pyd and

I literally downloaded the .zip, unzip them and "drag and drop" the
two .pyd into my Python24/DLLs folders.  Then I created a dynwin
folder in the Python24\Lib directory.

1.  Is this the right way?
2.  At the Python prompt, I typed "import windll" and got the error
message that the module doesn't exist!
3.  I then tried "import dynwin.windll" and Python says module calldll
doesn't exist!


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