SUMMARY - Can't SET LINE with C-Kermit 5A(189)

From: Gerard R. Lazo (
Date: Wed Nov 10 1993 - 13:00:00 CST

The reply from R. Stewart Ellis had the answer that I was looking for.

If you are really trying to set line to /dev/tty, this is a problem, because
/dev/tty simply refers to the connection between the host and whatever
viewing device you are using. Usually on SunOS 4.1.x the callout devices
are called /dev/cua0 (port a) and /dev/cua1 (port b). You may have to
create them with mknod. Here is what my port b callout device looks like:

[20](ttyp3)_nova_ellis_~/> l /dev/cua*
crw-r--r-- 1 uucp daemon 12, 129 Sep 17 16:06 /dev/cua1

 I have a terminal attached to port a.

>I'm trying to get C-Kermit 5A(189) to run on a SPARCstation 10 running
>Solaris 1.1 (SunOS 4.1.3). I loaded the source and created the
>executable on the system using the suggested makefile. The system isn't
>networked yet so I'm using a hayes-compatible modem. I then:
> SET LINE /dev/tty

Note: I had tried /dev/ttya, but the program appeared to hang, thus I
thought it wasn't working. I forgot that I had set up /dev/cua1 earlier
when I was setting up 'tip' (using the cookbook method - ie. not knowing
what I was doing).

>When I tried to set speed, or dial, I received a:
> "?Sorry, you must SET LINE first" response.
>I also tried running the binary supplied from the kermit resource
>( What am I doing wrong? What do I need to set?
>I have successfully run "tip", but want to use kermit for a bit more
>functionality. Any helpful comments to this novice would be appreciated.

Thanks again for those that replied.

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