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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     startslip -- dial up and login to a slip server

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     startslip [-d] [-b speed] [-s string1 [-s string2 [...]]] [-h] [-l] [-L]
	       [-A annexname] [-U upscript] [-D downscript]
	       [-t script_timeout] [-W maxtries] [-w retry_pause]
	       [-K keepalive] [-O outfill] [-S unit] device user password

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The startslip utility opens the specified device.	Once carrier is
     asserted (if modem control is enabled) startslip attempts to login as the
     specified user with the given password.  Standard login: & Password:
     scheme assumed unless Annex option specified (see -A).  If successful, it
     puts the device into the slip line discipline, calls upscript and goes to
     wait mode.  If carrier drops (modem control enabled) or a SIGHUP is sent
     to startslip, it closes the device, calls downscript and attempts to
     repeat the dialup and login sequence.  If a SIGTERM is send to startslip,
     it closes the device, calls downscript and exits.	When startslip called
     twice on the same device, previous copy killed by a SIGTERM before any

     The following options are available:

     -d      Print out debugging information.

     -b speed
	     Determine the baud rate used for device, default value is 9600.

     -t script_timeout
	     Set login script timeout in seconds, default value is 90.

     -w retry_pause
	     Set connecting retry pause in seconds (increased from one retry
	     to another), default value is 60.

     -W maxtries
	     Set maximum number of connection retries for one session, default
	     value is 6.  Value 0 means infinite count.

     -s stringN
	     The optional stringN is written to device.  Return character is
	     added automatically.  For a dialup modem, the string is used to
	     specify a dial sequence.  No string written by default.  You can
	     specify several -s stringN arguments to use with each try, f.e.
	     several host phone numbers.

     -A annexname
	     The startslip utility assumes it is connecting to a Xylogics
	     Annex box and engages in an appropriate dialog using the user and
	     password arguments.  The annexname argument is a string that is
	     used to match against the Annex prompt to determine when a connection
 has been established.

     -h      Use hardware (CTS/RTS) flow control for device.  Default value is
	     no flow control.

     -l      Disable modem control (waiting for carrier and carrier drop
	     sense) for device.  Modem control is enabled by default.

     -U upscript
	     Specify a script to run when a SLIP interface becomes connected.
	     This may contain ifconfig(8), route(8), and other appropriate
	     commands.	The arguments that are passed to the script are "slX
	     up".  Default value is /sbin/ifconfig.  Dial sequence number (see
	     -s) passed via LINE environment variable.

     -D downscript
	     Specify a script to run when a SLIP connection goes away.	The
	     arguments that are passed to the script are "slX down". Default
	     value is /sbin/ifconfig.  Dial sequence number (see -s) passed
	     via LINE environment variable.

     -K keepalive
	     Set SLIP "keep alive" timeout in seconds.	If FRAME_END not
	     received during this time period, a reconnect will occur.	Active
	     "out fill" timeout expected from other side.  Default value is no

     -O outfill
	     Set SLIP "out fill" timeout in seconds.  It causes at least one
	     FRAME_END to be sent during this timeout.	Needed for "keep
	     alive" timeout on other side.  Default value is no timeout.

     -S unit
	     Set SLIP unit number directly.  Use with caution, no check for
	     two interfaces with same number made.  Default is dynamic assignment.

     -L      Use uucp-style device locking.  You need it unless you start
	     startslip from external program which already does uucp locking.
	     Default case is no uucp locking to satisfy such programs.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /var/run/startslip.<device>.pid  pid stored here

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     uustat(1), slattach(8), sliplogin(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The startslip appeared in 4.4BSD.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 5, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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