Subject: Re: pppd's cdtrcts option is broken!
To: Olaf Seibert <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/11/1998 09:28:31
On 10 Sep 1998, Olaf Seibert wrote:

> In <> Frederick Bruckman <> writes:
> >I was surprised at first, too. Upon reflection, I think it may in fact be
> >desirable for chat to work that way. AFAIK, all modems >=28,800 power up
> >with hardware handshaking enabled. The point is not worth pressing, since
> >it's practically impossible to overflow your buffers while the modem is in
> >command mode.
> It is certainly possible. Consider this command:
> AT&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V&V
> It produces very much output, which (on my Amiga 4000/40, even with
> AmigaOS) overflows the 1-byte input buffer at 19200 bps. For higher speeds
> I expect it will also overflow larger fifos.

Granted. My point is, that for the purpose for which chat is normally put
to, it make no difference. Not to me, anyway. I have nothing more to say
about this. :)