Subject: Re: Idiots guide to serial ports.
To: Ceri Storey <>
From: Dr R.S. Brooks <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/18/2002 11:37:16
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Ceri Storey wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 11:21:03AM +1100, Daniel Carosone wrote:
>> Try the "local" flag, you're probably blocking on open waiting for
>> carrier detect.
>Cheers, thanks a lot. I thought I'd tried that, but apparently not :)
>Just to clarify, the box will eventually be running headless. But for
>now, serial logins will come in handy.

Perhaps (as I did some time ago) you bought a so-called null-modem cable
from your local Maplin shop?  AFAIR, the one I got had *most* of the
connections you'd expect, but with one rather important omission:
nothing whatsoever connected to DCD at either end!  I returned it as
misrepresented goods.