kissattach, spattach - Attach a KISS or 6PACK interface
kissattach [-6] [-l] [-m mtu] [-v] tty port inetaddr
spattach [-i inetaddr] [-l] [-m mtu] [-v] tty port
Attach a KISS or a 6PACK interface to what is normally a tty line
connected to a TNC in KISS or 6PACK mode. This program will turn itself
into a background process. To down an interface send its attach process
Kissattach takes many of the parameters for the port from the
axports(5) file. If the speed parameter in the file is not equal to
zero then it is used for the serial port speed, a zero value means that
no speed is set. The paclen parameter is used for the device mtu unless
overridden by a value on the command line.
The tty argument will typically be that of a serial port with a KISS or
6PACK TNC attached, although it could be a pseudo tty or a KISS port
emulator such as an SCC card. The port arguments is the name of a port
as given in the axports(5) file.
The inetaddr argument is the IP address of the new interface. This is
now a mandatory argument although due to historical reasons this
restriction is lifted if the old -i option is used.
-6 Use the 6PACK line discipline instead of KISS. This is
the default if the program is called as spattach.
-i inetaddr Set the internet address of the interface. This address
may either be a dotted decimal address or a host name.
This option is now depreciated and the program will
complain about it, though still work.
-l Log messages to the system log, the default is not to.
-m mtu Sets the mtu of the interface. If this value is not
given then the value is taken from the paclen parameter
-v Display the version.
kill(1), stty(1), ax25(4), axparms(4), axports(5), ifconfig(8).
Alan Cox GW4PTS <email@example.com>
Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <firstname.lastname@example.org>