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Old 08-12-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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difference between console, tty and ttyS

According to the comments inside /etc/securetty, console and tty1-6 are on the physical console but what is the difference?
Also, what does it mean by remote ttys? As I understand, the settings in this file only affect telnet connections, am I right? ssh connections are not affected.
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tty is a virtual console, and ttyS is a serial console.


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