Had an issue with dialout on an AIX system this morning. Problem resolved, but I learned a pretty handy little command for testing dial-out (I didn’t have a buttset with me).
cu -n -d -l tty2, I can dial-out to my cellphone to help in troubleshooting the problem.
# cu -n -d -l tty2 Please enter the number: xxxxxxxxxx altconn called Device Type ACU wanted ttylock tty2 succeeded Attempting to open /dev/tty2 clear O_NDELAY filelock: ok fixline(7, 19200) gdial(fcmulhays) called expect: ("") got it sendthem (DELAY AT^M) expect: (OK) AT^M^M^JOKgot it sendthem (PAUSE nap(25) ATE1QV1M1Y1&R&D&E7#PDTxxxxxxxxxx^M) expect: (CONNECT) ^M^JATE1QV1M1Y1&R&D&E7#PDTxxxxxxxxxx^M^Z + Stopped (SIGTSTP)
Here we see it dial the number, my cellphone (indicated with X’s — creepers!).
This failed so I
^C the process. I reworked some of the terminations on the block from demarc and tried again. The next time was successful and I had received the dial-out call from AIX.