Subject: Re: How to make a server?
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Sainty <David.Sainty@MCS.VUW.AC.NZ>
Date: 05/26/1997 16:05:56
Ted Lemon writes:
> Wow, that sounds a *lot* like a program I wrote called modemd... See
> ftp://ftp.vix.com/pub/modemd if you're curious.
A modemcap is a nice idea. I put the modem config info in the config
file that holds everything, but a modemcap would have made the work of
configuring it a little cleaner...
My modemd was designed primarilly for outgoing connections, yours
seems more for incoming...
Mine is also a tty lock replacement system, to get away from the
horrible UUCP file based system, and multiple utilities can use the
same tty, for example if the lock is a ppp connection to the same
location. An example output of "modemstat":
victoria www Mon May 26 15:25:32 release in 255 seconds
victoria www Mon May 26 15:25:08 release in 140 seconds
victoria rlogin:dave Mon May 26 15:09:22 active
victoria rlogin:dave Mon May 26 12:45:19 active
active target: victoria (4 net locks)
I guess modemd is such an obvious name. Maybe I should rename mine to
"Modem Explorer Pro". :) :)