Subject: Re: pseudo tty lines in /etc/ttys
To: Juha K Kallio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
Date: 04/27/2003 05:28:22
On Sep 15, 7:59am, Juha K Kallio wrote:
} What is the function of the pseudo tty lines in /etc/ttys? I noticed that each of ttyp* has a line for it in there,
The ordering of the tty lines in /etc/ttys determines their
position in /var/run/utmp.
} but for ttyq/r/s, only 0-9 and a-f. Still, sshd and other software use for example ttyqg. While experimenting with
} this, I got a situation when running 'w' didn't show the user running it on a terminal not listed in /etc/ttys. Is
The above is why. If it isn't listed in /etc/ttys, it doesn't
have a slot in /var/run/utmp.
} there a reason why it doesn't include all the possible pseudo ttys by default?
Either because nobody has done it, or due to how big it would make
}-- End of excerpt from Juha K Kallio