Subject: Re: du not working in /etc/remote
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@BALVENIE.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: VaX#n8 <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/14/1995 09:08:11
While trying to help, Chris G Demetriou wrote:
> check the flags on the serial line.  in particular, the tty i dial out
> on has 'local' set in /etc/ttys.  tip doesn't do the right (or,
> perhaps just 'sane' 8-) thing, dialing out.  unless it sees carrier,

I believe I properly did the magick to set clocal on the line.
I can invoke it on a non-dial-up/out line (like tip com1) and can dial
fine, it's only when the auto-dialer attempts to do the dialing that it
doesn't work.  I have the dialer type set to hayes.

If I get back around to it, I'll do further checking/debugging to figure out
what is going on behind the scenes.  I just wanted to throw this out there,
to let people know it might be broken.

PS: I wonder if tip/cu should use something better than "write error" if
clocal is not set.  I knew how to set clocal but it still took me 1/2 hour
to figure out what I was doing wrong.  Duh! (bonks self on head)
Maybe this should be in the man page.
I also think the manpage for "cu" and "tip" should mention how they differ,
just in case you're an admin trying to figure out which one to use; it would
be nice to know that "cu" is an interface to "tip" :)
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