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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Celeste's Strategy for Configuring Modems and Terminals

This strategy gives you flexibility and maintainability in your serial port configurations. It works for nearly all configurations.

IMPORTANT RULE

Add and configure only one modem or terminal at a time. Get it working, then move on to the next one. Any other approach will result in madness. I've been there, done that. Trust me.

There are actually very few steps.

  • To configure the port for a terminal, set up the port monitor, then configure the terminal.
  • To configure the port for a modem, get tip working, program the modem, make sure your logical port devices have the proper permissions, then enable a bidirectional port monitor.
  • Then, if you only want to use the modem port for incoming connections, ...

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