Subject: Re: Idiots guide to serial ports.
To: Eric Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greywolf <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2002 16:58:05
On Tue, 17 Dec 2002, Eric Fox wrote:
# Here's what I use:
# ttya "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" unknown off secure
# ttyb "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600" unknown off secure
I thought tty00 and tty01 were the inbound serials for the i386 port,
while ttya and ttyb were for the SPARC port. (outputs are dty&).
To answer Ceri Storey:
# > 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.
Have you tried setting the 'local' flag?
# > I'm fairly sure the hardware side of things is fine, scince the two
# > sides can communicate using 'cu -l /dev/dty0x'.
Check out tty(4):
The /dev/ttyXX special file is used for dialin modems and terminals.
When a user logs into the system on one of these hardware terminal ports,
the system has already opened the associated device and prepared the line
for normal interactive use...
The /dev/dtyXX special file is a SunOS-compatible dialout device. Unlike
the dialin device, opening the dialout device never blocks.
[important part ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^]
I would surmise that your terminal cable is not communicating the proper
signals from the DTE in order to assert DTR/DSR, which are usually asserted
by, e.g., a modem. You definitely want 'local' specified, there.
# > Any input would be apprechiated.
# > --
# > Ceri Storey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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