SLATTACH linux command manual
slattach - attach a network interface to a serial line
slattach [-dehlLmnqv] [-c command] [-p proto] [-s speed] [tty]
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.
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.
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 con-
trollers). 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 axat-
tach program should be used.
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.
axattach(8), dip(8) pppd(8), sliplogin(8).
Fred N. van Kempen,
Miquel van Smoorenburg,
12 Feb 1994 SLATTACH(8)