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SLATTACH(8)									      SLATTACH(8)

NAME
       slattach - attach a network interface to a serial line

SYNOPSIS
       slattach [-dehlLmnqv] [-c command] [-p proto] [-s speed] [tty]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       [-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 out-
	      put.  Useful in shell scripts.

       [-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 hangup.

       [-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.

FILES
       /dev/cua* /var/lock/LCK.*

BUGS
       None known.

SEE ALSO
       axattach(8), dip(8) pppd(8), sliplogin(8).

AUTHORS
       Fred N. van Kempen, <waltje@uwalt.nl.mugnet.org>
       Alan Cox, <Alan.Cox@linux.org>
       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.ow.org>
       George Shearer, <gshearer@one.net>
       Yossi Gottlieb, <yogo@math.tau.ac.il>

					   12 Feb 1994				      SLATTACH(8)
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