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hi experts, l'm having doubts that regarding the remote dialin in redhat linux 7.2. it installed default getty call mingetty where i found it's startup when booting up in inittab. can it be use for dialin server or should i use mgetty ? where can i get more documentation or manual of mgetty or mingetty ?
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and....can i start or shutdown the mgetty by using shell script ?
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i've downloaded the mgetty1-0.0. after i've unzipped it and ran "make". it came out error "Makefile:371:***commands commence before first target. stop." please help...i've been bothered for a long time. any help would be appreciated. thanks.

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I'm pretty sure that one of getty variants included in distribution supports dialin logins, so you probably don't need to compile it yourself. For info about settin up dial-in server look there: http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO.html

A very good idea for every program in general is read: man program, info program, /usr/share/doc/program

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what getty that would be default installed in redhat linux distribution? the one i had defaultly installed is mingetty, unfortunely this getty does not support serial line.
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You don't need to change mingetty: on virtual consoles it does its job pretty well. You only need other getty to listen on serial line.

Use packet manager to install other getty, then edit /etc/inittab to make it start on serial line. Read RedHat documentation if you want to learn how to install packets and edit configuration files.
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do you know anything about mgetty ?
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# cd /RH2/RedHat/RPMS/
# rpm -i mgetty-1.1.26-6.i386.rpm
# rpm -qi mgetty

Summary: A getty replacement for use with data and fax modems.
Description:
The mgetty package contains a "smart" getty which allows logins over a serial line (i.e., through a modem).  If you're using a Class 2 or 2.0 modem, mgetty can receive faxes.  If you also need to send faxes, you'll need to install the sendfax program.

If you'll be dialing in to your system using a modem, you should install the mgetty package.  If you'd like to send faxes using mgetty and your modem, you'll need to install the mgetty-sendfax program.  If you need a viewer for faxes, you'll also need to install the mgetty-viewfax package.

# info mgetty
# cd /usr/share/doc/mgetty
# read_everything

Should I know more?
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