running vkernels in production

n0g0013 ttw+bsd at
Fri Feb 3 09:08:22 PST 2012

On 03.02-15:45, Matthias Rampke wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 12:52, n0g0013 <ttw+bsd at> wrote:
> > the solution would
> > appear to be, use `/etc/ttys` to start and manage the process.
> Another solution would be to use tmux or screen  [ ... ]

thank for the pointer, i'm not aware of tmux and will look into it.

for now i'm working with 'socat' and the PTY option -- it think
this is roughly equivalent.  i also toyed with using 'netcat'
and file-sockets but figure "why bother when socat does the job
so neatly"?

personally, i think it would be nice to have something functional
in base for this and would be fairly confident about changing
`init` and/or `getty` if i thought people were open to that change
(and if not, perhaps nudge someone to suggest/implement the
"correct" solution -- for base obviously -- not knocking your

also, your point about running as alternative user is interesting
and perhaps i could butcher 'al' facility of `getty` for the


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