Subject: Re: dty?
To: Martin J. Laubach <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/12/1999 11:52:22
On 12-Oct-99 Martin J. Laubach wrote:
>   Okay, now that we know there are dialin ttys (dty) and callout
> ttys (cty) -- what are they used for? There is no mention anywhere
> in the man pages, and I personally have never used anything but tty.
> So what's the magic behind them?

I think the idea is that you can run getty, or a fax receiver on the dty, and
not have to muck around hupping init to run ppp outgoing..  IE: it separates
incoming and outgoing connections in /etc/ttys, so you can have both configured
at once.  This should probably be documented if it isn't.

Tim Rightnour <>
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