Subject: Re: Idiots guide to serial ports.
To: Ceri Storey <>
From: Eric Fox <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/17/2002 16:13:18
Here's what I use:

  ttya	"/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"	unknown	off secure
  ttyb	"/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"	unknown	off secure

  /\---/\  Eric J Fox
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On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Ceri Storey wrote:

> Hi, I'm attempting to setup a serial console on an old machine, but I
> can't figure out where I'm going wrong. I've got the following in
> /etc/ttys:
> tty00   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   unknown on secure rtscts
> tty01   "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   unknown on secure rtscts
> The problem being that the gettys get stuck in 'ttyopn', and never seem
> to come out of it.
> I'm fairly sure the hardware side of things is fine, scince the two
> sides can communicate using 'cu -l /dev/dty0x'.
> Any input would be apprechiated.
> --
> Ceri Storey <>