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BEACON

BEACON

Section: Linux System Managers Manual (8) Updated: 10 February 1997
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NAME

beacon - transmit periodic messages on an AX.25 port.  

SYNOPSIS

beacon [-c <src_call>] [-d <dest_call>] [-l] [-m] [-s] [-t interval] [-v] port "message"  

DESCRIPTION

Beacon transmits the message text on an AX.25 port every thirty minutes. The message is addressed to "IDENT" and is sent using the AX.25 callsign of the port specified on the command line. Typically the message text will contain spaces and/or other characters, therefore the message text should be enclosed in quotes to ensure they are passed to the beacon program untranslated.  

OPTIONS

-c
Configure the source callsign for beacons. The default is to use the interface callsign.
-d
Configure the destination callsign for beacons. The default is "IDENT".
-l
Enables the logging of errors to the system log, the default is off.
-m
Changes the destination address to "MAIL" and sends the message text once only. This option overrides any destination callsign given with the -d option.
-s
Sends the message text once only.
-t interval
The time interval between messages, the interval is given in minutes and the default is thirty minutes.
-v
Display the version.
 

SEE ALSO

ax25(4), axports(5).  

AUTHORS

Alan Cox GW4PTS <alan@cymru.net>

Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk>
David Brooke G6GZH <db@fusk.demon.co.uk>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS

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