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

NAME
     slattach - attach serial lines as network interfaces

SYNOPSIS
     Slattach ttyname [baudrate]

DESCRIPTION
     Slattach is used to assign a tty line to a network interface, and to de-
     fine the network source and destination addresses.  The following
     operands are supported by slattach:

     ttyname       Specifies the name of the tty device.  Ttyname should be a
                   string of the form `ttyXX', or `/dev/ttyXX'.

     baudrate      Specifies the speed of the connection. 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)

EXAMPLES
           slattach ttyh8
           slattach /dev/tty01 4800

DIAGNOSTICS
     Messages indicating the specified interface does not exit, the requested
     address is unknown, the user is not privileged and tried to alter an in-
     terface's configuration.

SEE ALSO
     netstat(1),  netintro(4),  ifconfig(8),  rc(8)

HISTORY
     The slattach command appeared in 4.3BSD.

4.3 Berkeley Distribution        April 1, 1994                               1