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Re: dial up connection

Doug. writes:
> I think dip is for users who may "dial ip" e.g. establish a ppp link...

It's named after the old dip program.

> ...and dialout is for users who may "dial out" anything.

Connecting to a remote computer via a modem and terminal emulator program
was once the only reason most users needed access to the serial ports.
John Hasler

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