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SLATTACH(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       SLATTACH(8)

slattach - attach serial lines as network interfaces
slattach ttyname [ baudrate ]
Slattach is used to assign a tty line to a network interface, and to define the network source and destination addresses. The ttyname parameter is a string of the form ``ttyXX'', or ``/dev/ttyXX''. The optional baudrate parameter is used to set the speed of the connec- tion. If not specified, the default of 9600 is used. Only the super-user may attach a network interface. To detach the interface, use `ifconfig interface-name down' after killing off the slattach process. interface-name is the name that is shown by netstat(1)
slattach ttyh8 slattach /dev/tty01 4800
Messages indicating the specified interface does not exit, the requested address is unknown, the user is not privileged and tried to alter an interface's configuration.
rc(8), intro(4), netstat(1), ifconfig(8) 4.3 Berkeley Distribution November 17, 1996 SLATTACH(8)