ncpd is the daemon which handles the serial link to your Psion. It
listens at port 7501 for local connections and provides basic
PLP/NCP services for plpfuse and plpftp and other front-ends. It
auto-connects to the psion, even after unplugging/switching off
therefore it can run all the time if you can dedicate a serial device
Display the version and exit
Display a short help text and exit.
Exit automatically if the device is disconnected. Furthermore, use the
current tty as I/O device. This option is intended for starting ncpd on
demand using mgetty's auto-detect function. (A patch for mgetty is needed
Increase the logging level of the program. the possible values for log-class
Set NCP debug level to LOG
Set NCP debug level to DEBUG
Set Link debug level to LOG
Set Link debug level to DEBUG
Set Packet debug level to LOG
Set Packet debug level to DEBUG
Set Packet debug level to HANDSHAKE
Set overall debug level to verbose
Turn on all the above logging on.
Do not background the daemon.
Specify the port to listen on - by default the value for the host is
127.0.0.1 and the value for the port is looked up in /etc/services using
If it is not found there, a default value of 7501 is used.
Specify the serial device to use to connect to the Psion - this defaults to
Specify the baud rate to use for the serial connection. If the word
is specified, ncpd cycles through baud-rates of 115200, 57600, 38400, 19200
and 9600 baud. Default setting is auto.