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net2kiss - convert a network AX.25 driver to a KISS stream on a pseudo-tty

NET2KISS(8) NET2KISS(8)

NAME

net2kiss - convert a network AX.25 driver to a KISS stream on a pseudo-tty

SYNOPSIS

net2kiss [-sfzva] [-i ifname] ptyname
 

DESCRIPTION

net2kiss takes AX.25 packets from an AX.25 kernel network interface and converts them into a KISS data stream via a pseudo-tty.

PARAMETERS

ptyname
specifies the path to the pseudo-tty. If you use the special name "/dev/ptmx", then a Unix98-PTY pair is used; the pty name is written to stdout.

OPTIONS

-i ifname
specifies the name of the kernel AX.25 network interface. The default is bc0.
-s
tells net2kiss to search by itself for a free pseudoterminal, open the master side and create a symlink named by -p to the slave side.
-f
can be used in conjunction with -s to force the creation of the symlink even if the target file does already exist. *DANGEROUS*
-v
Verbose output. Displays error messages during operation and decoded packets to stdout.
-z
put the network interface into promiscious mode.
-a
receive every packet instead of only AX.25 from the kernel AX.25 network interface.

BUGS

None known.

SEE ALSO

ifconfig(8), kissattach(8).

AUTHORS

Thomas M. Sailer, HB9JNX/AE4WA, <t.sailer@alumni.ethz.ch>
15 October 1996