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

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Setting Up a Terminal on Solaris 2.x

The following list contains important notes.

  • All single quotes in these directions are back quotes, not forward quotes, except where specifically noted.

  • Be sure to execute these commands as root, from a Bourne shell (sh), not ksh, tcsh, or csh. (If you use a Bourne shell script, that's good.)

  • If, after following these instructions, you get modem failures or if the add_terminal script gives an error message about ttyadm: -V: invalid parameter, then make sure that root's default shell is /sbin/sh and not csh.

  • You want to have a maximum of one port monitor running on a given port. If you accidentally have two or more running on the port, your machine will probably panic.

Is the Solaris 2.x port monitor, ttymon

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