L-devices(5)L-devices(5)NameL-devices - devices used to connect to remote systems
The utility uses the L-devices file. The file contains information
about call units and direct connections. It is used to map specifiers
in the file to specific devices.
The format of each entry, with each field separated by blanks or tabs,
type line call-unit speed brand proto
type A device type, such as ACU or DIR. DIR indicates that this is a
direct-connect, hard-wired line.
line The device for the modem line or hard-wired line as named in
such as cul0 or ttyab. The special device files are assumed to
be in the directory.
The automatic call unit associated with line, for example, cua0.
Hard-wired lines should place the device for the line in this
field, for example, ttyab. The value for call-unit is usually
the same as the value for line.
speed The line speed.
brand The brand name of the modem or ACU. Acceptable brands are DF02,
DF03, or DF112 (for DIGITAL modems), Ventel, Hayes, and Vadic.
For direct connection, place the word direct in this field.
proto The preferred protocol type to use, for example, or
Here are some typical L-devices entries:
ACU cua0 cua0 300 DF02
ACU cua1 cua1 1200 DF03
ACU cua2 cua2 1200 DF112
DIR ttyab ttyab 9600 direct
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