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NAME

       mkiss - Attach a multi KISS interface

SYNOPSIS

       mkiss  [-c]  [-f]  [-h] [-l] [-s speed] [-p pollrate] [-v] ttyinterface
       pty...

DESCRIPTION

       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
       been enabled.

       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
       other method.

OPTIONS

       -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
                 KISS frames.

       -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.

       -p pollrate
                 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
                 100ms units).

       -v        Display the version.

SEE ALSO

       kissattach(8), ifconfig(8), kill(1).

AUTHORS

       Tomi Manninen OH2BNS <tpmannin@cc.hut.fi>
       Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk>
       Kevin Uhlir N0BEL <kevinu@flochart.com>