I am setting up a OpenBSD 2.9 computer with external 3com (USR) 56k
modem attached to cua01 or tty01 (I think they are the same). I would
like to set up this box so I can dialin to it remotely and administer
My problem is that I can not get a login screen when i call this box.
I have gotten the modem set up. I can connect to it with minicom from
the ports tree (and hyperterminal on a windows box) and talk to it
directly, configure it, talk to it, tell is stories, etc.
I can also call this modem from a second line (using either a regular
phone or another hyperterminal), and it will pick up in the right amount
In fact, once I had minicom running on the OpenBSD box while I called it
from another box via hyperterminal, and it answered and connected and
when I typed in the hyperterminal it showed up in minicom, and when i
typed in minicom it showed in hyperterminal (except for newlines). That
was before i edited /etc/ttys.
I then moved on to editing the files /etc/ttys and /etc/gettytab.
In /etc/ttys i have edited the line:
tty01 "/usr/libexec/getty XXXX" YYYY on
I have tried stuff like XXXX = std.9600, d2400, modem.11520
and YYYY= vt100, dialin, dialup with no success.
In /etc/gettytab I just added a definition for modem.11520:
I re-boot after I change /etc/ttys so that getty is waiting on tty01
(can see it when I use "ps" or "top").
I have tried a little messing around with pppd but figured i was on the
wrong track. Also I don't want to consider using mgetty, in the ports
tree it is broken.
I feel like I just haven't got the right combination in my /etc/ttys, or
that I am not editing one key file, or that I am just totally out to
I have read numerous how-to's, old archived new group postings, etc.
(none of which were specific to Unix, or if they were, they were for
dialing in for internet access, like for an ISP). I am using this
posting as a last resort since I usually like to figure this out myself,
but after a good 3-4 days I need to move on.
Any suggestions, comments, ideas, working configurations are greatly
If it helps, my modem settings are: (displayed using commend ATI4)
U.S. Robotics 56K FAX EXT Settings...
B0 E1 M1 Q2 V1 X4 Y0
BAUD=57600 PARITY=N WORDLEN=8
DIAL=TONE ON HOOK CID=0
&A3 &B1 &C1 &D3 &G0 &H1 &I0 &K1
&M4 &N0 &P1 &R2 &S0 &T5 &U0 &Y1
S00=002 S01=000 S02=128 S03=013 S04=010 S05=008
S07=060 S08=002 S09=006 S10=014 S11=070 S12=050