single user ODT

Arch Harris arch at
Thu Jun 14 14:58:57 AEST 1990

ODT is what SCO calls a 2-user license.  They also sell just plain
old UNIX with a 2-uer license.  The licensing restriction (which you
SHOULD honor) limits you to 2 concurrent logins.  But there software
limits you to only one network or serial line `getty'.  Thus you may
be in a situation where you will never have more than 2 users on the system at once
but you want gettys on a number of serial and/or network lines.  The
solution is to write your own getty which does not check to see if
there are any other gettys.  I did this to solve a problem and it worked fine.
Note this would also allow as many users as you want to login.  This
does not make having many user login legal however.

    Arch Harris                 arch at hub.cs.JMU.EDU (
    Dept of Computer Science    uunet!virginia!jmucshub!arch
    James Madison U.            fac_harris at JMUVAX1
    Harrisonburg, VA 22807      (703) 568-6847

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