Subject: Re: uugetty for NetBSD
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/19/1996 09:28:09
On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Erik E. Fair wrote:

> You might find the "shlock" program in the original NNTP distribution (last
> version was 1.5) useful in this context...
> I will happily contribute it to NetBSD, if there's interest.

I'd be quite happy to see this in the NetBSD source tree; I've used
it for various things beyond news on my machines. What does core

> One thing: it
> depends upon being able to send signal 0 (null signal), and getting back
> EPERM (permission denied - process exists, but it's not yours), ESRCH (no
> such process), or success (of course, on a null signal, nothing happens).
> HDB UUCP depends on this mechanism to validate locks, too.

This works fine. That's how my routines validate locks.


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