Subject: Re: dty?
To: Martin J. Laubach <email@example.com>
From: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 <email@example.com>
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