Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (8)Updated: 14 January 2008Local indexUp
ldattach - attach a line discipline to a serial line
daemon opens the specified
(which should refer to a serial device)
and attaches the line discipline
to it for processing of the sent and/or received data.
It then goes into the background keeping the device open so that the
line discipline stays loaded.
The line discipline
may be specified either by name
or by number.
In order to detach the line discipline,
With no arguments,
prints usage information.
Depending on the kernel release, the following line disciplines are supported:
The default line discipline,
providing transparent operation (raw mode)
as well as the habitual terminal line editing capabilities (cooked mode).
Serial Line IP (SLIP) protocol processor
for transmitting TCP/IP packets over serial lines.
Device driver for RS232 connected pointing devices (serial mice).
Point to Point Protocol (PPP) processor
for transmitting network packets over serial lines.
Line driver for transmitting X.25 packets over asynchronous serial lines.