Subject: Re: why a double login??
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <greywolf@defender.VAS.viewlogic.com>
Date: 04/24/1996 09:50:14
AHA! All UPPER CASE LOGINS! I remember *THIS* problem from the old 4.2
days at the local community college (VAX 11/750 running 4. BSD).
I'll bet you get things like:
NetBSD/xxxx 1.1 (pop) (console)
Traditionally, if the entire login was UPPERCASE, getty would think that
you were on a funny kind of terminal only capable of typing uppercase
characters, such as a real old TTY, or a TI silentwriter or something,
and it would switch your tty mode to (sg.sg_flags | O_LCASE) (or something,
I haven't hacked a tty-switcher in a while).
If you're getting lowercase responses, then only half the problem has been
Another fix would be to not use ALL uppercase logins; i.e. maybe capitalize
them if necessary? (This would be The Right Way, actually.)
Numbers in the login won't help, BTW.
"Well, it's _two_ drummers, and we're not marching, *. .* *. .* *. .*
we're dancing, but that's the general idea, yes." v v v
-- unknown. <) )_ /) )_ /) )-'
>>_ /_\, /_-'