Serial communication via ethernet-serial hub
I'm new to networking in Java and I would like some advice on how to approach the issue of communicating with a serial device that is attached to a VLinx ethernet-serial hub. I am running Mac OS 10.6 and I have the RXTX gnu.io package available. If I am able to talk to the VLinx via Telnet, will I be able to directly use the gnu.io classes in my Java app or do I need to have a prior step in which I open a connection with the VLinx first? Any help would be appreciated!