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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question
From: "Brian J. Chapman" <bchapman@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 21:01:57 -0500
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At 04:14 PM 10/15/98 -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Bzzt, wrong answer :-)    (nice try though <g>)

Oh thats right, answers are supposed to be in the form of a question. I'll
take Outdated Linux Devices for $100 Alex! Heehee...Linux Jepordy, now
that would make a cool game!

> First, the cua* devices are outdated.  The ttyS* devices should be
> used instead; in this case, /dev/ttyS3 should be used.  There may be
> more infor about this in the archives at
> .
> Secondly, the symbolic link is a bad idea because it interferes with
> port locking.  One should always use the port directly; otherwise, bad 
> things can happen (you can be knocked off, data could be corrupted,
> etc).  Also, the philosophy behind this is flawed; one may have more
> than one modems.

Doh! Actually, now that you mentioned it, i think i did read somewhere
about that. But that's the story of my life, learning things the hard way.
Guess how I learned to take a moment and make sure the power is off on a
computer before removing any expansion cards!

> If y'all want more details, yell; this is sorta the summary edition
> :-)

Yes! By all means! Anything you can give me.

So would symlinks be okay to use on single user systems?, because thats
all mine is.


 Brian James Chapman | bchapman@xxxxxxxxx |
  "Absolutely nothing should be concluded from these figures except
   that no conclusion can be drawn from them."
                         -- Joseph Brothers, Linux/PowerPC Project

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