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Re: Can't recognize com port



On Tue, Jun 02, 1998 at 07:56:05AM -0400, Kenneth.Scharf@coulter.com wrote:
> which I got out of a book on Linux networking.  Previously I was using
> /dev/ttyS1 for outgoing connections.  Is there any reason to use the cua
> devices?
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The cua devices (call out) were originally created as separate devices for
> outgoing connections, the ttyS devices were used for incomming connections.
> The idea was that by using lock files an outgoing process would check for
> an incomming process before starting (and visa versa).  There are other
> ways of doing this today and the use of the cua devices have fallen into
> dis-favor. (which is why debian does not use them?)  I think slackware
> still builds cua devices.  I am using /dev/ttyS0 to connect my modem.

It seems Slackware is often slow to adapt to new things...
(e.g. FHS!)


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