Subject: Re: Calling units (was: problem with 3/7 sources)
To: Theo Deraadt <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/15/1994 20:42:40
> Simple comment about uugetty:
> 	over my dead body.

I take this as a vote _for_ cua* ? :-)

I've used both.  For quite a while I hacked each NetBSD version to
use a com.c that included the COM_BIDIR patches and never had a

Recently though I wanted to make sure I was running as close to vanila
NetBSD as possible.  So I _had_ to use uugetty.  Actually I'm using a
rather modified mgetty (of mgetty+sendfax fame).  I'm quite happy with
it too - plus if my modem worked properly, it could handle receiving
faxes for me.

The only hacks in my kernel at present are

LP_SIMPLE_PROBE	to ensure my printers are found
that horrible kludge I did to avoid updating LED's in my pccons (next
update will take care of that :-)
and a fix for com.c not re-asserting DTR when setting baud rate to
non-zero.  So toggling DTR now actually works.

I personally always liked the call out units, but I have nothing
against a properly working uugetty, and for me mgetty does well