Subject: Re: Update 3 - PPP fun and games
To: Ronny Svedman <ronny@Update.UU.SE>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/22/1998 21:11:56
On Tue, 22 Sep 1998, Ronny Svedman wrote:

> so now that the physical lines work, how do i make getty disregard the
> dtr/dsr bit, and "assume" there is a terminal attached, and print a login
> banner at boot-time ? and ofcourse listen to the ports?

man ttys
man gettytab

(Unless my memory fails me... :-)

Basically, getty will print the banner and that stuff once the system is
booted, assuming that there is a terminal connected. So it's just a
question of getting getty to realize there is a terminal connected.

man gettytab will probably be the most rewarding reading (although I warn
you not to read that man-page unless you have a strong heart)

Looking through the setup of /etc/ttys might also give you some more meat
on the bones.


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