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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       slattach - attach a network interface to a serial line

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       slattach [-dehlLmnqv] [-c command] [-p proto] [-s speed] [tty]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Slattach is a tiny little program that can be used to put a normal terminal
 ("serial") line into one of several "network" modes, thus	allowing
 you to use it for point-to-point links to other computers.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       [-c command]
	      Execute  command	when  the line is hung up. This can be used to
	      run scripts or re-establish connections when a link goes down.

       [-d]   Enable debugging output.	Useful when determining  why  a  given
	      setup doesn't work.

       [-h]   Exit  when  the carrier is lost. This works on both /dev/tty and
	      /dev/cua devices by directly monitoring the carrier status every
	      15  seconds.   [-v]  Enable  verbose  output.   Useful  in shell

       [-q]   Operate in quiet mode - no messages at all.

       [-l]   Create an UUCP-style lockfile for the device in /var/lock.

       [-n]   Equivalent to the "mesg n" command.

       [-m]   Do not initialize the line into 8 bits raw mode.

       [-e]   Exit right after initializing device, instead of waiting for the
	      line to hangup.

       [-L]   Enable 3 wire operation. The terminal is moved into CLOCAL mode,
	      carrier watching is disabled.

       [-p proto]
	      Set a specific kind of protocol to use on the line.  The default
	      is  set  to cslip , i.e. compressed SLIP.  Other possible values
	      are slip (normal	SLIP),	adaptive  (adaptive  CSLIP/SLIP),  ppp
	      (Point-to-Point Protocol) and kiss (a protocol used for communicating
 with AX.25 packet radio terminal node controllers).   The
	      special  argument  tty  can  be used to put the device back into
	      normal serial operation.	Using 'ppp' mode is not normally  useful
  as  ppp requires an additional ppp daemon pppd to be active
	      on the line. For kiss connections the axattach program should be

       [-s speed]
	      Set a specific line speed, other than the default.

       If  no  arguments  are  given,  the current terminal line (usually: the
       login device) is used.  Otherwise, an attempt  is  made	to  claim  the
       indicated terminal port, lock it, and open it.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       /dev/cua* /var/lock/LCK.*

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       None known.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       axattach(8), dip(8) pppd(8), sliplogin(8).

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Fred N. van Kempen, <waltje@uwalt.nl.mugnet.org>
       Alan Cox, <Alan.Cox@linux.org>
       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.ow.org>
       George Shearer, <gshearer@one.net>
       Yossi Gottlieb, <yogo@math.tau.ac.il>

				  12 Feb 1994			   SLATTACH(8)
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