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Re: Please help - dialin-server?

On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Nino on NetBSD 4.0 wrote:
Nino on NetBSD 4.0 wrote:
I could not quite resist the urge to try it out - I used minicom.

You may want to check out cu(1).  I like it better than minicom.  I never
bothered with the config file; I just pass the parameters on the command

Thank you, I just had a quick look at it... looks promising... but can
I only transmit characters with it, or really log in? I would like to
log in.

'cu', 'minicom', 'screen /dev/ttyS0', or even 'tip', are just methods of
sending and receiving characters over a serial connection.  If what you
type results in a modem dialing another system that has a modem, which
is configured to answer the modem and give you access to the remote
serial port, then you can log in.  It doesn't really matter what you
use.  The draw of a program like 'minicom' over the others is that it
has the ability to store a modem init string and a phone book, so you
can store phone numbers to often-called BBSes, ISPs, etc, without having
to remember long strings like "at &c1 &d2 &k dt 555-1212" to get your
modem in the right state to dial whomever you are dialing.

What you're looking for is something like this[0] document, which
outlines how to set up a serial console and add a modem to it.  It was
written for Linux, but most of the concepts should carry over, once you
understand the differences between the two operating systems.

Michael Parson


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