From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Tue 06 Apr 1999 - 02:03:32 IST
On Sun, 4 Apr 1999, Peter Flynn wrote:
Dial-out should be trivial, use Minicom.
Dial-in is harder, I've never done it under Linux. Under most unices,
there's a program called getty (did I see something called mingetty on
Linux?). You configure /etc/gettytab and /etc/ttytab to specify the
parameters for dial-in (speed, port, etc) and then HUP init so that
the config lines cause getty to run and sit there looking at the
serial port, waiting for someone to dial the modem. Getting it to work
under SunOS was a nightmare, but I'm using it now (so I know it works
:-) but I'd imagine it's now _much_ easier with Linux.
uugetty works pretty well.
BTW if any old SunOS 4.1.3 user knows why my IPX appears to be unable
to handle incoming calls on a 33.6 modem when it works perfectly at
14.4 (on a 14.4 modem) , I'd be glad to know. The serial port is
supposed to be able to take it...but this is off-topic, sorry.
uhmm. i remember reading something a long time ago about probs with
sparcstation class machines, i think due to buggy Zilog serial
controllers on some sparc boards.
not sure but i think i saw it as a question in the FAQ on
have you tried different modems?
(amazing in how many different incompatible ways modems can suck)
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