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Re: dial up connection



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.

 



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