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Re: Fixed! (Re: mgetty isn't answering the phone (ioctl problem))

Pete Harlan (harlan@mymenus.com) wrote:
: > In my experience, I've had to turn MGETTY OFF when I wanted to make an
: > outbound PPP call.  Dunno exactly why.  I can dial out when I have MGETTY
: > running, if I dial out with something like Minicom.
: This is because they're not putting their lockfiles in the same
: directory.  Look at the compilation options for both of them and make
: sure that they're each using, e.g., "/var/lock/LCK..ttyS0" for the
: lockfile, and that they write their pid in the file in ASCII format
: (not binary).  (This is from the Linux FSSTND.)
: Kermit, Minicom, pppd, any modem software you write, mgetty, etc.,
: must agree on all of the above, and then it works like a dream.

The debian packages agree on those locations and should work without a problem. If a package
uses a different location then its a bug which should be reported.

I am using the exact configuration mentioned above. Running mgetty on my modem and pppd does outbound
connections like the one I am working from now.

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