Subject: Re: 2 simple questions followup...
To: None <,>
From: Mark Gooderum <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/1994 09:17:37
> ??? I don't require any of that stuff.  I guess the stick in the mud
> must be getty.  I use FlexFAX to answer the phone for FAX or to exec a
> getty.  It sits on the line just fine, passively, and yields whenever I
> crank up UUCP or PPP or Kermit, all of which just create a lock file in
> the appropriate place.

You hit the nail on the head.  NetBSD getty doesn't honor uucp locks, 
FlexFax and Kermit 1.90 do properly.

> Seems like a getty which camps out waiting for input, and then takes the
> lock before reading input (waiting and resetting if the lock is held),
> would do the trick.  No need for kernel hackery at all!

Get mgetty.  It hides on many linux ftp sites with sendfax.  You don't
have to use sendfax.  Mgetty just has the advantage of being able to
recognize and incoming fax if desired and honoring UUCP locks on the side.

I use FlexFax 2.2.2 BTW, very happy.  One bummer is my nice Zoom modem just 1/2 died.  It won't see incoming calls (no "RING", no
increment of the S1 reg, and it won't answer a call even if I force 
ATA.  Outgoing still works...bummer.