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Re: gnokii dialout problems, 6110

From: Pawel Kot
Subject: Re: gnokii dialout problems, 6110
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 16:00:37 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, Nick Andrew wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 12:30:49AM +0200, BORBELY Zoltan wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 01:08:45AM +1000, Nick Andrew wrote:
> > >    Also, PPP doesn't seem to like being supplied with the name of a
> > >    symlink (/dev/gnokii). I had to hardcode /dev/pts/N into ppp's
> > >    control file /etc/ppp/peers/PEERNAME. I think that mgnokiidev
> > >    should create a device special file as /dev/gnokii, not a symlink
> > >    to it.
> >
> > Maybe a hard link?
> A hard link cannot be created, because /dev and /dev/pts are different
> filesystems (/dev/pts is a kernel-generated filesystem of type devpts).
> So /dev/gnokii should be created as a new device special file (character,
> major=136, minor=0+).

I messed something: why a symlink is bad? It works. At least in Linux 2.2
and 2.4.

> My point is that most users of gnokiid will want it to make a ppp
> connection, so let's make it work with pppd by changing mgnokiidev
> to create a device special file instead of a symlink.

But it works with pppd. I used to connect to internet this way some time

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