mkiss - Attach a multi KISS interface
mkiss [-c] [-f] [-h] [-l] [-s speed] [-p pollrate] [-v] ttyinterface
Mkiss allows dual port TNCs or multiple TNCs sharing the same serial
port to be used with the Linux AX.25 kernel software. The AX.25 softare
has no support for dual port TNCs or multiple TNCs charing the same
serial line. The different ports are addressed by encoding the port
number in the control byte of every kiss frame. Mkiss watches a serial
port, and routes kiss frames to/from the pseudo ttys. The other side of
the pseudo ttys are then attached with kissattach as normal.
Statistics about the operation of mkiss may be obtained by sending the
SIGUSR1 signal to the running program. On reception of such a signal
mkiss will print a set of statistics to the system log if logging has
Although mention is made of using pseudo ttys as the last arguments,
these devices may be normal serial ports. However mkiss provides no way
in which to set their speed, the speed must therefore be set by some
-c This enables a one-byte checksum on each incoming and
outgoing KISS frame on the serial port. This checksum is used
by G8BPQ KISS roms to maintain the integrity of KISS frames.
-f This enables a 16-bit checksum on each incoming and outgoing
KISS frame on the serial port. This checksum is used by
Flexnet Node and BayCom Mailbox to maintain the integrity of
-h Enables hardware handshaking on the serial line to the TNC.
The KISS specification states that no hardware flow control
shall be used so the default is off. But some KISS
implementations do use hardware flow control.
-l Enables system logging, the default is off.
-s speed Set the speed of the serial port.
Enables polling. Polled mode is used by G8BPQ KISS roms to
prevent contention on systems where multiple TNCs share the
same serial line. Pollrate is interval between polls (in
-v Display the version.
kissattach(8), ifconfig(8), kill(1).
Tomi Manninen OH2BNS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <email@example.com>
Kevin Uhlir N0BEL <firstname.lastname@example.org>