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19. Other Sources of Information

19.1 Misc

  • man pages for: agetty(8), getty(1m), gettydefs(5), init(1), isapnp(8), login(1), mgetty(8), setserial(8)
  • Your modem manual (if it exists). Some modems come without manuals.
  • Serial Suite by Vern Hoxie is a collection of blurbs about the care and feeding of the Linux serial port plus some simple programs.
  • The Linux serial mailing list. To subscribe, send email to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu, with ``subscribe linux-serial'' in the message body. If you send ``help'' in the message body, you get a help message. The server also serves many other Linux lists. Send the ``lists'' command for a list of mailing lists.

19.2 Books

I've been unable to find a good up-to-date book on modems.

  • The Complete Modem Reference by Gilbert Held, 1997. Contains too much info about obsolete topics. More up-to-date info may be found on the Internet.
  • Modems For Dummies by Tina Rathbone, 1996. (Have never seen it.)
  • The Modem Technical Guide by Douglas Anderson, 1996.
  • Ultimate Modem Handbook by Cass R. Lewart, 1998.
  • Black, Uyless D.: Physical Layer Interfaces & Protocols, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, 1996.

19.3 HOWTOs

  • Cable-Modem mini-howto
  • SuSE ISDN Howto (not a LDP Howto) http://sol.parkland.cc.il.us/sdb/en/html/isdn.html or http://brenner.chemietechnik.uni-dortmund.de/doc/sdb/en/html/isdn.html
  • Linux-Modem-Sharing mini-howto. Computers on a network share a single modem for dial-out (like a shared printer).
  • Modems-HOWTO: In French (Not used in creating this Modem-HOWTO)
  • NET-3-4-HOWTO: all about networking, including SLIP, CSLIP, and PPP
  • PPP-HOWTO: help with PPP including modem set-up
  • Serial-HOWTO has info on Multiport Serial Cards used for both terminals and banks of modems. Covers the serial port in more detail than in the HOWTO.
  • Serial-Programming-HOWTO: for some aspects of serial-port programming
  • Text-Terminal-HOWTO: (including connecting up with modems)
  • UUCP-HOWTO: for information on setting up UUCP

19.4 Usenet newsgroups

  • comp.os.linux.answers; FAQs, How-To's, READMEs, etc. about Linux.
  • comp.os.linux.hardware; Hardware compatibility with the Linux operating system.
  • comp.os.linux.setup; Linux installation and system administration.
  • comp.dcom.modems; Modems for all OS's

19.5 Web Sites

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