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startsrv - invoke ttysrv for a particular host.

STARTSRV(8) System Manager's Manual STARTSRV(8)


startsrv - invoke ttysrv for a particular host.


startsrv host


startsrv fires up ttysrv for a given host. It will kill any already running instance for that host, then read /etc/remote-tty/opt/<host>.srv for any options to pass to ttysrv (defaulting to those that set 9600,8n1), /etc/remote-tty/prot/<host>.sock for the permissions the socket should be set to (default 660), /etc/remote-tty/owner/<host>.sock for the owner of the socket (default rttymgr:dialout) and /etc/remote-tty/prot/<host>.log for the permissions of the logfile (default 640).
The device node used is /etc/remote-tty/dev/<host>. This will normally be a symlink to the correct file in /dev.
ttysrv is configured to log to /var/log/remote-tty/<host>/<host>, with a pidfile at /var/run/remote-tty/pid/<host> and the socket at /var/run/remote-tty/sock/<host>.


remote-tty(1), ttysrv(8).


rtty was written by Paul Vixie <>. This manual page was written by Jonathan McDowell <> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
May 23, 2006 Debian Sid