Subject: Re: tip(1) alpha serial console problems
To: Mike Stone <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/18/2001 22:30:26
On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 02:49:44PM -0500, Mike Stone wrote:
> hey all - 
> i've got two problems, both of which relate to my attempts to use
> tip(1) to connect to a serial console on an AlphaServer 1000 on which i
> want to do an OS install.   i have two different i386 boxes that i'm
> trying to use as console machines, one running NetBSD-1.4.2, and the other
> running NetBSD-1.5.
> my first problem is that i can't get tip(1) to connect at all on the
> NetBSD-1.5 machine.   i get a permission error, and a message that the
> link is down:
>     bash-2.04# tip console
>     /dev/tty01: Permission denied
>     link down

tip is suid uucp. Check that /dev/tty01 is R/W for uucp.
Also check that uucp has R/W access to /var/spool/lock

Manuel Bouyer <>