Subject: Re: com device
To: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/13/2000 11:08:07
On Fri, 24 Dec 1999 23:10:47 GMT
email@example.com (Christos Zoulas) wrote:
> What are you trying to do?
> If you want to emulate what FreeBSD does you can:
> - edit /etc/ttys and add 'softcar' to the tty you want to use [ttyC0]
> - run (stty 2400; sleep 100000000) < /dev/ttyC0
> - run stty -f /dev/ttyC0
> Well, this is not a very useful example... Anyway...
> ttys on netbsd are not like cu devices. If you want to connect to them
> while there is no carrier, you need to set softcar. If you want to keep
> the state of the tty, you need to keep a file descriptor open to it.
...and depending on what version of NetBSD you're using, you can use
the "dty*" devices (e.g. dtyC0 -- dty == dialout TTY) for dialing
even without softcar. Did 1.4 have that feature? I don't recall.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>