Subject: Re: Serial port question.
To: Chip Burkhead <email@example.com>
From: grantham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/04/1994 17:28:15
> I may be getting a bit ahead of myself; but I wanted to try to set up
> my modem port so that I could dial into my Mac. I have already figured
> that ser0 & ser1 are the serial ports and that I will need to set one of
> them up in /etc/ttys.
Um... They should be /dev/tty00 (modem) and /dev/tty01 (printer); which
distribution are you using that you have ser0 and ser1?
> Also is there an easy way
> to config. them on boot up to put the modem into auto answer mode? I
> figure that I could save a profile in the modem if need be; but I need a
> way to easily send the ATS0=1 to it to make it answer. Any suggestions?
Use tip and /etc/remote and a login script to connect to the modem,
pass it your init string, and then fail (so it disconnects), and call
that setup from rc.local. (I'd probably write a quickie program to
connect, write the string, and quit, but I think that's probably
a little too extravagant for most people...) You might take a look
at "dip"; it's a program for interacting with a serial port prior to
engaging SL/IP or PPP on the port. You can probably find it in
your local Linux source archive somewhere (sunsite.unc.edu springs to
mind), but I don't know if you can find a NetBSD port.
> Also, why I'm thinking about it, what is the file name of the file
> where you specify the accounts with su access? I remember there being one
> on a BSDI system I was on once; but I can't remember what it was called.
/etc/group. Put your name at the end of the line beginning with "wheel".
Jeez; my day job charges $60/hr tech support fees for help on UNIX
connectivity. I guess I'm just glad I can flame hell out of people
on this list; I suppose that makes it an even trade. :)
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