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Re: starting mgetty

    From: Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com>
    Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:24:30 -0600
> Fun retro!  :-)

For sure.  What's old is new again.

> What clues are found in the mgetty debug log file?

I won't be at the site again for a few days.  As I recall, nothing 
pertinent in /var/log/mgetty .  As if mgetty wasn't invoked.  

> Try cranking up the debug level.   

Nothing from that.

> Do you have it connected to a modem?

A modem is on ttyS0 and the serial crossover on ttyS1.

> If not then do you have -r to avoid the modem initialization?

Yes, the crossover connection is data only.  Both connections worked 
a few years back.

    From: Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com>
    Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:27:02 -0600
> I assume Peter is having ppp on one end login to the other end at the
> login: prompt as the ppp user which starts up the pppd as the login
> shell on the other end.  ... Before ethernet that was quite a common 
> way to network two computers on the local site.

Exactly.  In absence of a driver for an Ethernet adapter, serial crossover 
with PPP is quite effective.  After starting mgetty interactively, the 
required files were moved across.  The problem is not an immediate 
concern but would be nice to solve for future use.

Thanks,                    ... Peter E.

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