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NAME

       kissattach, spattach - Attach a KISS or 6PACK interface

SYNOPSIS

       kissattach [-6] [-l] [-m mtu] [-v] tty port inetaddr

       spattach [-i inetaddr] [-l] [-m mtu] [-v] tty port

DESCRIPTION

       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 a SIGTERM.

       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.

OPTIONS

       -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 in axports.

       -v              Display the version.

SEE ALSO

       kill(1), stty(1), ax25(4), axparms(4), axports(5), ifconfig(8).

AUTHOR

       Alan Cox GW4PTS <alan@cymru.net>
       Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk>