Subject: Re: Formal getty replacement yet?
To: Ken Hornstein <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/1994 14:09:22
[ On Tue, December 20, 1994 at 14:02:13 (-0500), Ken Hornstein wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Formal getty replacement yet? 
>  Are trying to say that building a magic cable with
> CD tied to DTR is desirable to setting "local" in /etc/ttys?

Oh no, not at all!  Unless, of course, setting "local" in /etc/ttys does
something other than telling getty to use O_NONBLOCK and then setting
CLOCAL in the tty driver afterwards....

Mind you, if you have a device that doesn't do modem control properly,
then having an appropriately configured cable for it *is* desirable,
since that cable will then permit you to plug that device into any
*standard* RS-232 port.

						Greg A. Woods

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