The standard parallel printer connector is the 37 pin centronix. The use of a db 25 on PC’s is an ibm pc abomination. Most cables with db25 connectors on both ends will be SERIAL cables, because that’s what rs232 used before the pc started using the nine pin connectors instead.
Serial db25 csbles are indeed a swampland of non-standard-ness, with the full 25 wire straight through cable bring quite rare.
I’ve cracked open a few DB25 (I thought they were just called printer cable, my bad) a long time ago, and found that they had a bunch of resistors bridging pins as well as wires crossing, that’s why I came here with my question.
Is there perhaps a terminology for finding straight connected D-sub 25p cables?
I guess the word “obviously” is your hotbutton.
If you don’t want to be corrected don’t post incorrect statements. Where is the ‘hostility’
You lorded your post count over me when I pointed out that your suggestion didn’t yield the result I was looking for, and on top of that you use ALLCAPS rather copiously as if you were yelling. All that leads me to believe you are rather quick to aggravate, or just out to stomp on the ‘noobs’.
Maybe im just misreading the mood, but I felt attacked by it.