spattach [-i inetaddr] [-l] [-m mtu] [-v] tty port
Attach a KISS or a 6PACK interface to what is normally a tty line connected to a TNC in KISS or 6PACK mode. This program will turn itself into a background process. To down an interface send its attach process a SIGTERM.
Kissattach takes many of the parameters for the port from the axports(5) file. If the speed parameter in the file is not equal to zero then it is used for the serial port speed, a zero value means that no speed is set. The paclen parameter is used for the device mtu unless overridden by a value on the command line.
The tty argument will typically be that of a serial port with a KISS or 6PACK TNC attached, although it could be a pseudo tty or a KISS port emulator such as an SCC card. The port arguments is the name of a port as given in the axports(5) file.
The inetaddr argument is the IP address of the new interface. This is now a mandatory argument although due to historical reasons this restriction is lifted if the old -i option is used.
Alan Cox GW4PTS <email@example.com>
Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <firstname.lastname@example.org>