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     snetd.options - network configuration file

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The snetd.options file describes the configuration	of the STREAMS network
     constructed by snetd(1M).

     The file is in two	sections, separated by a line consisting of the
     character sequence	'%%'.  Blank lines may be used freely throughout the
     file, and a token (see below) beginning with an unquoted '#' (hash)
     denotes a comment which lasts till	the end	of the line.  In addition, a
     backslash (\) immediately preceding the end of a line results in the
     newline being treated as whitespace (except at the	end of comment lines).

     Tokens consist either of

     a)	  a single occurrence of the special characters	{ '=', '{', ',', '}' }

     (Note:  '=' is not	a special character within the brace-enclosed argument
     list of a control message;	',' is only a special character	in this

     b)	  strings of arbitrary characters enclosed in single or	double quotes
	  (''' or '"'),	but not	containing a newline - each quoting character
	  quotes the other, for	example, "foo 'bar'" or	'"foo" bar'

     (Newlines occurring within	quoted strings will silently terminate the

     c)	  sequences of non-whitespace characters not including any of the
	  special characters or	quotes

     All strings are case-sensitive, and are silently truncated	to 200

     The modules section describes the individual modules and drivers from
     which the STREAMS network configuration will be built.

     tcp    dc	  /dev/tcp
     arp    m	  arp
     x25    dc	  /dev/x25
     lapb0  dc	  /dev/lapb0

     Each line (such as	the examples above) consists of	three tokens
     (separated	by whitespace) as follows.

     The module	identifier is the name by which	the module or driver will be
     known in the streams section (see below).

     The module	type is	a sequence of character	flags describing the module or
     driver.  The flag 'd' describes a STREAMS driver ,	whereas	'm' describes
     a module. The 'c' flag specifies a	driver to be cloneable.	(See the

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     STREAMS Programmer's Guide	for a detailed description of modules and

     The module	name is	the character device name for a	driver,	or the
     pushable module name for a	module.

     The streams section describes the architecture of the network in terms of
     how the previously	defined	modules	and drivers are	to be combined (by
     means of the appropriate PUSHes and LINKs)	into streams.  Multiplexing
     and cloning are handled automatically by the snetd(1M) utility.

     ip	   arp	    IP_NET=
     x25   lapb0    SHELL="x25tune -P -s A def.dte.x25"	\
		    X25_SET_SNID={A, LC_LAPBDTE, , }

     Lines in this section (such as the	above examples)	are of the following

     The first two tokens on a line are	names (module identifiers as defined
     in	the previous section) of drivers or modules which are to form the
     upstream and downstream components	respectively of	a STREAMS link.

     Each link performed between token 1 and token 2 generates a mux_id
     (multiplexing identifier) which is	associated with	that link.  It is
     possible to override the generated	link by	replacing token	2 with an
     explicit mux_id, for example:

     lapb0    1	    LL_SET_SNID=A \
		    SHELL="lltune -P -p	lapb -s	B -d /dev/lapb0	def.lapb"

     This sets the mux_id associated with the link to 1	.

     These names may be	qualified by a suffix consisting of a colon (:)	and a
     number (for example arp:1)	to signify a particular	instantiation of a
     module.  (An uninstantiated name is an abbreviation for name:0.)  Each
     instantiation of a	module can be thought of as a separate block in	a
     STREAMS Architecture diagram.  Separate instantiations would be
     appropriate for, say, a module pushed above more than one driver, but not
     for a cloneable multiplexed driver.

     Instantiations are	used in	the 'streams' section only, to instantiate
     modules defined in	the 'modules' section.	The following networking
     example would run IP over two distinct networks:

     ip	      dc     /dev/ip
     arp      m	     arp
     ethr0    dc     /dev/ethr0
     ethr1    dc     /dev/ethr1


     ip	     arp:0   IP_NET=

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     arp:0   ethr0   ARP_TYPE

     ip	     arp:1   IP_NET=
     arp:1   ethr1   ARP_TYPE

     The remainder of each line	consists of a (possibly	null) sequence of
     control actions to	be performed on	completion of the link in the order

     Each control action is of the form	function = argument-list, where	the
     argument-list is either a single string argument or a comma-separated
     list enclosed in braces ({	and }).	 Control actions requiring no
     arguments may consist simply of the function component.  Arguments
     containing	whitespace or any of the special characters listed above must
     be	quoted.

     A special dummy link exists, where	no link	is formed, but the control
     action is executed.  This occurs when token 2 is a	hyphen ( '-' ) .

     For example:

     x25     -	     SHELL="pvcmap -P"

     which is simply a shell call to execute pvcmap .

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SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     snetd(1M),	hosts(4).
     The STREAMS Programmer's Guide .

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