On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 10:28:16PM -0600, John Hasler wrote: > Andrew Sackville-West writes: > > okay, I'll buy that, but then what's dialout for? > > You need to be in "dialout" to run programs such as Minicom that connect to > serial ports. The names "dip" and "dialout" are of historic significance > only. I think dip is for users who may "dial ip" e.g. establish a ppp link, and dialout is for users who may "dial out" anything. Doug.