Subject: A new user's comments, part 4
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Scott L. Burson <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/1995 13:53:59
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Terry Moore)
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 1995 11:44:10 -0400 (EDT)
Probably only a minor thing: but I have a version of getty (uugetty) that uses
the lock files and allows things like kermit to work. Tip is, I agree, broken
with respect to modems; but using uugetty, I've sucessfully multiplexed kermit,
dial ins, & ppp dial outs without interference, and without source mods to either
the kernel or the utilities.
Some people have recommended switching to a ttn / cun scheme (a-la sunos), but
that seemed to still require lots of other things to get modified (tables,
defaults, and so forth); just writing a uugetty seemed to be much easier.
Yes, now that MRG has explained the purpose of NetBSD's approach, I agree that
it's reasonable -- but `tip' should be updated to understand it (looks like
nobody uses `tip' -- I guess everyone uses `cu').
As far as multiplexing dialin and dialout, I am planning to let `faxd' handle
that, as I do under SunOS. In a way, this is simpler -- it just waits until
the modem says "RING", then tells it to answer and starts up `getty'. I
agree, the tty?/cua? scheme is probably unnecessary.
Thanks for the reply.