Tools for Managing Terminals and Modems
The following table lists the tools for managing terminals and modems.
Table 1-2 Tools For Managing Terminals and Modems
Serial Ports Tool
The Serial Ports tool sets up the serial port software to work
with terminals and modems by calling the pmadm command with the appropriate information.
The tool also provides the following:
Templates for common terminal and modem configurations
Multiple port setup, modification, or deletion
Quick visual status of each port
Service Access Facility
The SAF is the tool used for administering terminals, modems, and other network
In particular, the SAF enables you to set up the following:
ttymon and listen port monitors by using the sacadm command
ttymon port monitor services by using the pmadm and ttyadm commands
listen port monitor services by using the pmadm and nlsadmin commands
Troubleshoot tty devices
Troubleshoot incoming network requests for printing service
Troubleshoot the Service Access Controller by using the sacadm command
The SAF is an open-systems solution that controls access to system and network
resources through tty devices and local-area networks (LANs). The SAF is not a
program, but a hierarchy of background processes and administrative commands.