Monday, March 24, 2014

What is the difference bewtween TTY and PTY

TTY - Teletype

TTY ports are direct connections to the computer such as a keyboard/mouse or a serial connection to the device.

PTS- Pseudo-Teletype

PTS connections are SSH connections or telnet connections. All of these connections can connect to a shell which will allow you to issue commands to the computer. 

For example, when you ssh in to a machine and run ls, the ls command is sending its output to a pseudo-terminal, the other side of which is attached to the SSH daemon.

man pty

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