Subject: Re: pcvt and TIOCCONS
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
Date: 04/21/1996 01:09:00
> It also strikes me that perhaps what we should be doing here is
> altering /etc/ttys into some new file (what its named is unimportant)
> that encompasses all this functionality -- i.e. what to run on the tty
> as a getty, whether the line is secure, what to run when someone logs
> in or out, etc. There isn't much point in having two files that
> contain tables of all the ttys a person could log in on.
Oh, cool, maybe we can call it /etc/terminals, or something, and hey,
while we're doing that, why don't we change /etc/fstab to have more
and different functionality, too, and call it /etc/filesystems?
The 'fbtab-ish' solution we've been talking about, for most systems,
_would not_ contain "tables of all the ttys a person could log in on."
It would contain only the ttys which need special handling. For most
systems, that would be few (e.g. the console tty) or none.
If you combine /etc/ttys and the 'fbtab-ish' file, then you make
information in the latter harder to find; it's drowned out by all of
the entries in /etc/ttys which _must_ be there for all ttys for which
logins should be allowed.