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Date:      Fri, 13 Sep 1996 22:52:16 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Richard Olson <rolson@ns.awanet.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: tip - lock open:
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.960913225103.615V-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <323A1C61.2A55@ns.awanet.com>

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On Fri, 13 Sep 1996, Richard Olson wrote:

> I am attempting to teach myself UNIX. You get what you pay for!
> 
> Read all docs I could find and understand.
> 
> Problem: when I try to run 'tip hayes' I get msg:
> 	 "lock open: no such file or directory
> 	 all ports busy".

Check out the directory /var/spool/lock.  The UUCP-style lock files are
stored there.  Make sure it exists and has permissions of the following:

drwxrwxr-x   2 uucp    68      512 Sep 13 21:44 lock/

> Pre problem:
> I used 'tip' from /root successfully and connected to my ISP.
> I tried to use tip from 2nd virtual console and receive above msg.

Make sure you don't have a second copy of tip you've left running.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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