Subject: Re: pppd's cdtrcts option is broken!
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/04/1998 10:49:39
On Fri, 4 Sep 1998, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> I'm getting this message after building userland from Sep. 3's sup: 
> /usr/sbin/pppd: In file /etc/ppp/options: unrecognized option 'cdtrcts'
> What's more, it never quite workerd before, either. Apparently, chat
> relinquishes the port with 'crtscts' set.  pppd would then try set to set
> 'cdtrcts' on the port without first unsetting 'crtscts'. If I try to do
> this now with stty I get "stty: tcsetattr: Invalid argument"; pppd used
> to give something like "TCIOMSETATTR: bad value". I've been using this
> workaround in my options file succesfully for some time:
> connect "(chat -v -f /etc/ppp/chats/enteract &&
> stty -f /dev/tty00 clocal -crtscts cdtrcts speed 38400)"
> It still works, too. I've refrained from filing a pr, because I'm not sure
> if this is a problem with chat, pppd, or the kernel serial device support.

You should still send the pr! :-)

> Seeing that it's now complelety broken, this is a good a time as any to
> bring it up. Comments?

What options do you have on the /etc/ttys line for tty00? I didn't think
that chat asserted crtscts...

Take care,