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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       slattach - Attaches a serial line to a network interface

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /usr/sbin/slattach  [+{c  | e | i}] [-{c | e | i}] ttyname

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Enables  (+)  or  disables  (-)  TCP  header  compression.
       Enables  (+) or disables (-) automatic TCP header compression.
 If enabled and the remote system is using TCP header
       compression,   TCP  header  compression  is  automatically
       enabled on the local system.  If  both  local  and  remote
       systems  have  enabled this option, TCP header compression
       is not used. One system must force the use of  TCP  header
       compression.   Enables  (+)  or  disables (-) ICMP traffic
       suppression. If enabled, ICMP traffic (like that generated
       by  ping(8))  is not allowed to pass over the SLIP connection.

       When the system is booted, all options are initially  disabled.
  Once a option is enabled, it remains enabled until
       the system is rebooted or until another  slattach  command
       is issued with the option disabled.

OPERANDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  name  of  any  valid  tty device in /dev. You can use
       either the full pathname such as /dev/tty01 or the name in
       /dev  such as tty01. This operand is mandatory.  Specifies
       the connection speed, for example: 9600. This  operand  is

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  slattach  command  assigns  a  tty  line to a network
       interface, allowing terminal devices to communicate across
       a network.

       The  tty  line  is attached to the first available network
       interface (sl0, sl1, ...).  Before  issuing  the  slattach
       command,  the network interface must already be configured
       with the local and remote addresses of  each  end  of  the
       SLIP connection (see ifconfig(8)).

       Only  a  person with superuser authority can attach a network

       To detach the interface,  use  the  ifconfig  interface_id
       down  command  after  terminating  the  slattach  process.
       interface_id is the name that is shown by the netstat command.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  slattach  command  requires  the Serial Line Internet
       Protocol (SLIP), which the kernel must support. If  making
       a  SLIP connection to another Tru64 UNIX system, both systems
 must run slattach. If making a SLIP connection  to  a
       system  not  running  the Tru64 UNIX operating system, the
       other system must support the SLIP protocol.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Use the following command to attach a tty device to a network
 interface: % /usr/sbin/slattach /dev/tty01 4800

              This  command attaches tty01 to a network interface
              to be used by the  Serial  Line  Internet  Protocol
              (SLIP).   The  connection  speed is 4800 baud.  Use
              the following command to attach a tty device  to  a
              network  interface  at  19200 bits per second (bps)
              with TCP header,:enter: % /usr/sbin/slattach +c  -i
              /dev/tty01 19200

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies  the  command path Contains the slattach process

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: netstat(1), ifconfig(8)

       Specifications: SLIP is described in RFC1055.  TCP  header
       compression is described in RFC1144.

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