> What needs to be done is make a daemon that opens a pty and attaches it to > a /dev enbtry. Screen does this, as does telnet/rsh/ssh. Its fairly > straightforward, but I ahve no idea on the exact procedure. > > I have a program for my HP X-terminal that allows you to attach /dev/ptyxx > to the parallel port on the x-terminal. Thus, you can send data to the XT > as though it were a local terminal > On any Unix box it's possible to configure a number of terminals simply by editing a file like /etc/inittab, but this gives no support for network connections (Telnet). About C= BBS'es, if the Turbo232 emulation can be attached to a device, it can be simply attached to the serial port, then directly to the incoming modem. Making such a BBS available on The Net is another problem, that involves the need to dynamically open a TCP connection when someone does "Telnet" to the *x box. As far as I can imagine, no /dev/ptyxx should be needed for this, especially if running under 'inetd' (where stdout is enough to make a TCP service). yo, RDO - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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