Subject: Re: com problem with -current
To: Mark Boyns <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/22/1997 13:00:01
Mark Boyns writes:
> I resurrected an old 386, installed a 16550 (com2) and 3Com 3C509,
> installed NetBSD 1.2.1 and started using it as a ppp server.  I then
> decided to try -current to fix silo overflow problems.  With -current,
> whenever the modem tries to answer, the getty on com2 somehow makes
> the send/receive lights go solid and the phone is never answered.

I'm guessing you have the modem and/or line differently configured
under -current than under 1.2.1 -- this sounds suspiciously like the
old "modem is set for echo and getty gets in a war with it" problem,
or a variation on the theme.