Subject: Re: dty?
To: Martin J. Laubach <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/1999 17:19:04
On Tue, 12 Oct 1999, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> 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
dty's are dial OUT tty's, not dial IN. :-)
> > 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.
You run getty/fax receiver on the tty, and run outgoing ppp on the dty.
I have no idea what the cty's do, but only usb devices have them, so I
think they are for some usb goofyness.