Subject: Re: uugetty for NetBSD
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/1996 12:28:19
Curt Sampson <> writes:

> I've modified the 1.2/current /usr/libexec/getty code to use and
> honour HDB/Taylor UUCP port locking, [...]

I'd like to see this moved into a library (say, libutil), which can be
used by all the programs that need it.  e.g.  One could imagine an
interface like:

	opentty("/dev/ttyNN", {DIALIN,DAILOUT})
	-> 0 for success
	   -1 for failure, leaving errno set

This would also make it easier to port such code to other systems; all
you have to do is redefine this function as appropriate, and they all
just work.

Anyone want to volunteer to do this (i.e. fully specify and implement