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

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Tools for Setting Up Modems and Character Terminals

You perform three basic tasks to set up a serial port device, such as a modem or a character terminal.

  1. Use the sacadm command to add a port monitor (if one is not already configured).

  2. Use the pmadm command to designate a service to be associated with the new port monitor.

  3. Edit one or more communications-related files as needed.

The Solaris environment now provides you with two additional tools that provide a graphical user interface to the SAF to manage terminals and modems.

  • Admintool graphical user interface. Use this bundled tool to manage terminal and modem setup for local systems only.

  • The ...

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