dial in server with a getty?
I have an embedded system running a cut down Linux with a 2.4.20 kernel.
The system dials to an ISP every so often to ftp some data to
smewhere. All this works fine.
I now have a requirement to allow people to dial in to the system to
check the status of things and maybe get some files via ftp. (The system
is running small ftp & web severs.) I have agetty on the system but my
understanding is that using this to allow dialin access will prevent me
from dialing out. Is this correct?
What I really want to know is how to enable dialin access without getty
( ie using just ppp & chat). Is this possible?
Thanks in advance.
Re: dial in server with a getty?
Bob Hibberdine <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have agetty on the system but my
> understanding is that using this to allow dialin access will prevent me
> from dialing out. Is this correct?[/color]
For agetty, it probably is correct. The mgetty program is the one to
use for dial-in since, when properly set up, it allows both dial-in and
dial-out on the same line, albeit not simultaneously.
You might get a more detailed answer on a more appropriate forum, e.g.,
> What I really want to know is how to enable dialin access without getty
> ( ie using just ppp & chat). Is this possible?[/color]
Perhaps possible, but likely not worth the effort. I don't see any
easy way to do it. Mgetty can answer calls, with pppd started in
various ways, and still coexist with pppd call-outs. Of course it
does take more resources, e.g., memory, and with an embedded system
resources are likely scarce.
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