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Re: Does agetty work with a modem

The script get called without the space after -e.  That's not a

I did look at the man info and all the file that came with agetty. There is
very little about getting it to work with a modem.  They don't have
information about setting the modem to auto answer.  The script I listed in
the inittab file ( was my script.  I could not get it to set the
modem to auto answer.

"Elfyn McBratney" <elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk> wrote in message
news:003501c2d879$2fa1a3c0$775f4e51 at webdev dot  dot  dot 
> > Can anyone help me get agetty working?  I need to set up Cygwin to
> a
> > modem call with agetty.  Here are a few questions I have.  I would
> > appreciate some help because I cannot find much information about agetty
> on
> > Cygwin.
> >
> > 1. How do I set the modem to auto answer.  Can I do this in a shell
> > using the agetty -e option to execute a command?  I tried "echo ATS0=1 >
> > /dev/ttys2" but it doesnt work.  I am using COM3.
> >
> > 2. It looks like agetty immediately opens the com port and attempts to
> read
> > a login name from it.  Does this mean that it expects the modem to be
> > connected with it executes.  There doesnt seem to be any code in agetty
> > wait for a modem to answer.  Do I need to wait for the modem to connect
> > using the -e command option?
> >
> > My inittab file has the following line
> >
> > S3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty -8 -N -1 -h -t60 -e/bin/ 9600
> ^^^^^^^^^^
> Should be -e /bin/ (should have a space after no?). Take a look
> the man page (`man 8 agetty') and the documentation
> /usr/doc/agetty-2.1/Users_Guide
> /usr/doc/Cygwin/agetty.README
> Which should help you :-)
> Regards,
> Elfyn McBratney
> elfyn at exposure dot org dot uk

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