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startslip(8)							 startslip(8)


  startslip - Configures SLIP connections


  /usr/sbin/startslip [-i filename]


  -i filename
      Specifies	the file containing the	startslip subcommands for dial-out


  The startslip	program	configures two types of	SLIP connections:

    +  Dial-in connections -- The system is to answer calls from remote	sys-

    +  Dial-out	connections -- The system is to	place calls to a remote	sys-

  Dial-in Connections

  If your system is configured as a dial-in system, a getty process is con-
  tinuously run	on the serial line that	is connected to	a modem.  When a call
  comes	in, getty prompts for a	login name.  If	the login name matches a SLIP
  user name entry in the /etc/passwd file, getty starts	startslip as a login
  shell.  The startslip	program	then reads the /etc/slhosts files until	it
  finds	an entry matching the current login name.  If an entry is found,
  startslip configures the tty line as a SLIP link using information in	the
  slhosts file entry.

  See Network Administration: Connections for information on setting up	your
  system as a SLIP dial-in system.

  Dial-out Connections

  If your system is configured as a dial-out system and	you want to create a
  SLIP connection to a remote system, you invoke the startslip program from
  the command line and specify -i filename.  The filename file contains	the
  startslip subcommands	to set up the dial-out connection (see the Subcom-
  mands	section). After	making the connection, startslip runs in the back-

  When you are finished	with the SLIP connection, you can either turn off
  your modem or	kill the tty process.  The tty process ID is stored in the
  /var/run/ttyxx.tel-pid file, where ttyxx specifies the terminal line.


  The following	startslip subcommands can be used to set up SLIP dial-out
  connections.	The subcommands	are specified in a SLIP	setup script file
  that is passed to startslip with the -i filename option.  In the setup
  script file, any text	following the comment character	(#) is ignored.	 In
  addition, each line can contain up to	256 characters.

      Specifies	the callback option.  If this subcommand is specified,
      startslip	raises Data Terminal Ready (DTR) if carrier is lost during a
      read from	the serial line.

      Causes startslip to configure the	network	interface with the values
      specified	with the myip, dstip, and netmask subcommands, and to attach
      the serial line to the network interface.	 If the	gateway	is specified,
      it also adds the destination IP address as the default gateway.

      Specify this subcommand at the end of the	script file.  Specify the
      myip, dstip, netmask, and, optionally, gateway subcommands prior to

  debug	logfile
      Enables debugging	and prints debug messages to the logfile file.
      Specify this subcommand at the beginning of the script file.

  dial telephone_number
      Dials the	telephone_number.  The format of telephone_number is a string
      of numbers with no separators.  Specify this subcommand after opentty
      and modemtype.

  dstip	hostname | IP address
      Sets destination IP address.  You	can specify either a host name or IP

      Terminates startslip and exits.

  expect string	timeout	seconds	errmsg message
      Causes startslip to wait to receive string from the remote host.	If a
      match occurs, startslip continues	reading	this file.  If a match does
      not occur	after the specified seconds, startslip prints message and

      Specify this subcommand after opentty.

      Flushes the read and write queues.

      Sets the destination IP address as the default gateway.

      Specifies	a hard-wired link.  Ignore modem control signals (CLOCAL flag
      set in termios structure)	when switching to a SLIP connection.

      Enables ICMP traffic suppression.

  modemtype modem_name
      Sets the modem type.  The	modem_name specified must be defined in	the
      /etc/acucap file.

  myip hostname	| IP address
      Sets my local IP address.	 You can specify either	a host name or IP

      Sets the network mask.

  opentty ttyxx	speed baud_rate
      Opens the	ttyxx serial line and sets line	speed to baud_rate.  The
      value for	baud_rate must be one of the standard speeds listed in

  printmsg string
      Prints string to the standard output; everything to the end of the
      line, including punctuation, is printed.	Use this subcommand to cue
      the user as to which subcommand is executing.

  raddr	myip | dstip | netmask
      Causes startslip to read either the local	IP address, destination	IP
      address, or network mask from the	remote system in dotted	decimal	nota-
      tion. Use	this subcommand	after opentty.	An expect subcommand should
      be used prior to raddr ensure that the desired information is read.

  send string
      Sends the	string to the serial line.  Use	this subcommand	after

      If string	is set to the keyword ASKPASSWD, startslip prompts for a
      password,	reads it from standard input, and sends	it to the serial

  sleep	number_of_seconds
      Causes startslip to sleep	number_of_seconds before continuing to read

      Displays current status of startslip.

      Enables TCP header compression.

      Enables automatic	TCP header compression.


  Only a person	with superuser authority can run the startslip program.


  The following	sample setup script file shows how to use various startslip
  dial-out subcommands.

       debug /tmp/debuglog




       # set modemtype before dialing
       # microcom modem	attributes defined in /etc/acucap
       modemtype microcom

       printmsg	open /dev/tty00	at speed 38400
       opentty tty00 speed 38400

       printmsg	dial 18154231234
       dial 18154231234

       # expect	login prompt. timeout and exit after 5 seconds.
       expect ogin: timeout 5 errmsg "not getting login: prompt"

       printmsg	send login
       send sliplogin

       # expect	password prompt. timeout and exit after	5 seconds.
       expect assword: timeout 5 errmsg	"not getting Password: prompt"

       printmsg	Prompt and send	password
       send ASKPASSWD

       # expect	Starting SLIP after login
       expect SLIP timeout 10 errmsg "not getting startup message"

       # connect slip -	ifconfig, slattach
       printmsg	connect	slip


      Specifies	the command path

      Contains the startslip process ID

      Specifies	the termios header file


  Commands: ifconfig(8)

  Files: acucap(4), slhosts(4)

  Network Administration: Connections

  Specifications: A Nonstandard	for Transmission of IP Datagrams Over Serial
  Lines: SLIP (RFC1055)

  Compressing TCP/IP Headers for Low-speed Serial Links	(RFC1144)