SLATTACH linux command manual

SLATTACH(8)                                                    SLATTACH(8)

       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.

       [-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  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.

       [-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.

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

       None known.

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

       Fred N. van Kempen, 
       Alan Cox, 
       Miquel van Smoorenburg, 
       George Shearer, 
       Yossi Gottlieb, 

                                 12 Feb 1994                      SLATTACH(8)