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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:49:34 -0800 (PST)
From:      Donald Burr <>
To:        Stephen Couchman <>,
Subject:   Re: iijpp STILL cannot talk to my modem :-((
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.960102104749.287B-100000@ncc-1701-d>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.960102103910.287A-100000@ncc-1701-d>

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On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Donald Burr wrote:

> [ solution...]

To further elaborate, when you used tip and cu to access your modem, it 
worked, because AFAIK tip/cu don't indiscriminately set crtscts on the 
port they're accessing.  In fact, most programs don't.  This is why 
/etc/rc.serial exists, so that default parameters for each serial port 
can be set.  If you had a high speed modem and tried using it with 
tip/cu, CRTSCTS would not be enabled, and because the modems weren't 
handshaking, you'd end up with a lot of lost data and other nastiness due 
to the high modem speed.

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