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NAME

       ax25_call,  netrom_call,  rose_call, tcp_call - make an AX.25, NET/ROM,
       ROSE or TCP connection

SYNOPSIS

       ax25_call [-c] [-i paclen]  [-o  paclen]  port  local_call  remote_call
       [digipeaters ...]

       netrom_call    [-c]   [-i   paclen]   [-o   paclen]   port   local_call
       remote_netrom_addr

       rose_call [-c] [-i paclen]  [-o  paclen]  port  local_call  remote_call
       remote_rose_addr

       tcp_call [-c] [-i paclen] [-o paclen] remote_addr remote_port

DESCRIPTION

       ax25_call,  netrom_call,  rose_call  and  tcp_call  establish an AX.25,
       NET/ROM, ROSE or a TCP connection in a manner suitable for calling from
       either  the  ax25d  program  directly,  or  from the node program as an
       external command. By setting the command line  arguments  appropriately
       it  is  possible  to set the local callsign from which the call will be
       made. No translation of the end of lines is performed by this  program.

       For netrom_call the  remote_netrom_addr  parameter may either be in the
       form of a single callsign or as a NET/ROM alias   and   callsign   pair
       separated by colon. For example NMCLUS:GB7BPQ.

       For rose_call the remote_rose_addr  parameter  must be in the form of a
       ten digit ROSE address.

       For tcp_call the remote_addr parameter must be a dotted-quad IP address
       or  a  hostname  and  the  remote_port  must  be  a  service  name (see
       services(5)) or a port number.

OPTIONS

       -c          Enables zlib based compression on the incoming  connection.
                   Compression  algorithm  is  the  same  as in LinuxNode (see
                   node(8)).

       -i paclen   The maximum  frame  length  to  be  used  on  the  incoming
                   connection. The default is 256 for ax25_call and rose_call,
                   236 for netrom_call and 1024 for tcp_call.

       -o paclen   The maximum  frame  length  to  be  used  on  the  outgoing
                   connection. The default is 256 for ax25_call and rose_call,
                   236 for netrom_call and 1024 for tcp_call.

FILES

       /etc/ax25/axports
       /etc/ax25/nrports
       /etc/ax25/rsports

SEE ALSO

       ax25(4),netrom(4),rose(4),tcp(4).

AUTHOR

       Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk>
       Tomi Manninen OH2BNS <tomi.manninen@hut.fi>