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       nfctool - a NFC toolbox


       nfctool [OPTIONS...]


       The nfctool application performs various operations on NFC devices, such as:

       • list connected devices

       • put device in polling mode

       • get and set parameters for the local LLC

       • send service name lookup request to the remote LLC.

       • dump LLCP link traffic


       -h, --help
           Print nfctool's available options and exit.

       -v, --version
           Print nfctool's version and exit.

       -l, --list
           List  attached NFC devices. It also prints information such as remote tags or devices,
           supported protocols, RF mode, and LLC link parameters.

       -d, --device=NFCDEV
           Specify a nfc device (i.e. nfc0). This is mandatory for all operations except -l.

       -p, --poll[=MODE]
           Start poll on the device specified with -d. MODE must be one of Initiator, Target,  or
           Both  and  it  defaults  to Initiator when unspecified. Passing MODE as i, t, or b for
           respectively Initiator, Target, or Both is also accepted.

       -s, --set-param=PARAM=VAL[,PARAM=VAL[,...]]
           Set LLC link parameters. PARAM must be at least one of:

           lto=0..255 - Link TimeOut
               Specify the maximum time interval between the  last  received  LLC  PDU  from  the
               remote  to  the  local  LLC and the first subsequent LLC PDU transmission from the
               local to the remote LLC. The value is expressed in multiples  of  10  milliseconds
               and is encoded as a 8-bit unsigned integer.

               The LTO parameter must be set before the LLC Link is established.

           rw=0..15 - Receive Window size
               Specify   the  maximum  number  of  I  PDUs  the  local  LLC  will  accept  before
               acknowledging them. A RW size of zero indicates that the local LLC will not accept
               I PDUs on that data link connection. A RW size of one indicates that the local LLC
               will acknowledge every I PDU before accepting additional I PDUs. It is encoded  as
               a 4-bit unsigned integer.

               The  RW parameter can be set after the LLC Link is established. The new value will
               apply for subsequent connections.

           miux=0..2047 - Maximum Information Unit Extension
               Specify the number of octets by which a LLC PDU information field may  exceed  the
               default  maximum  size  of  128  octets.  In  other words, MIU = MIUX + 128. It is
               encoded as an 11-bit unsigned integer.

               The MIUX parameter can be set after the LLC Link is  established.  The  new  value
               will apply for subsequent connections.

       -k, --snl=URN
           Send  a  Service Name Lookup request for URN (i.e. urn:nfc:sn:snep) to the remote LLC.
           Obviously, the LLC link must be up before the request is sent.

           The remote should reply by returning the service access point (SAP) number or zero  if
           it doesn't support the requested service.

           Note:  If used with -p, nfctool will wait for the LLC link to be up before sending the
           SNL request.

       -n, --sniff
           Start LLCP sniffing on the device specified with -d option.

               The folowing options only apply with -n.

               -a, --snapshot-len=SNAPLEN
                   Capture SNAPLEN bytes from each packet. Default snapshot length is 1024 bytes.

               -y, --dump-symm
                   Dump SYMM packets to stdout. this will generate a LOT of output.

                   Note: The -y option concerns console output  only.  SYMM  packets  are  always
                   dumped to the pcap file when specified by -f (See below).

               -t, --show-timestamp[=MODE]
                   Show  packet  timestamps. Setting MODE as delta means the time since the first
                   captured frame. absolute  means  elapsed  time  since  the  Epoch,  1970-01-01
                   00:00:00 +0000 (UTC). MODE defaults to delta when unspecified.

               -f, --pcap-file=FILENAME
                   Specify  a  filename to save dumped traffic in pcap format. The generated file
                   can be opened with Wireshark ( using the  wireshark-
                   nfc plug-in available at


       neard (8)

       neard.conf (5)

       Linux NFC project page at

                                          February 2013                                NFCTOOL(1)