System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Check for Faulty Modems or ACUs

You can check if the modems or other ACUs are not working properly in several ways.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Obtain counts and reasons for contact failure by running the following command:

    # uustat -q
  3. Call over a particular line and print debugging information on the attempt.

    The line must be defined as direct in the /etc/uucp/Devices file. You must add a telephone number to the end of the command line if the line is connected to an autodialer or the device must be set up as direct. Type:

    # cu -d -lline

    line is /dev/cua/a.