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Date:      Sun, 08 Jul 2007 01:21:11 -0500
From:      Tim Daneliuk <>
Subject:   Re: Enabling A Serial Port On 6.2
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Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> System is FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE.
> I've added this to /etc/ttys:
>   ttyd0   "/usr/libexec/getty dial.115200"        unknown on insecure
> And this to gettytabs:
>   dial.115200:\
>         :np:to#30:hw:sp#115200:pp=/etc/ppp/pppserv
> But when I 'kill -HUP 1' no getty process on ttyd0 shows up in the ps 
> listing.

I found (and fixed) what was causing this, but it is very strange and I
am documenting here so others may avoid the pain.

At the *end* of  /etc/ttys the file, I put:

   ttyd0   "/usr/libexec/getty dial.115200"        unknown on insecure

But ... the entry did not end with a newline and init apparently thus didn't
recognize it.  Ending the line made everything happy.  I am submitting
this as a (very minor) bug, since I do not believe this to be correct
behavior (but what do I know ;) ...

Tim Daneliuk
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