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       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 hang up.

       [-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
              controllers).   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 axattach
              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, <>

                                  4 Sep 2005                       SLATTACH(8)