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Linux in a Nutshell

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slattach

slattach [options] [tty]

TCP/IP command. Attach serial lines as network interfaces, thereby preparing them for use as point-to-point connections. Only a privileged user may attach or detach a network interface.

Options

-c command

Run command when the connection is severed.

-d

Debugging mode.

-e

Exit immediately after initializing the line.

-h

Exit when the connection is severed.

-l

Create UUCP-style lockfile in /var/spool/uucp.

-L

Enable three-wire operation.

-m

Suppress initialization of the line to 8-bit raw mode.

-n

Similar to mesg -n.

-p protocol

Specify protocol, which may be slip, adaptive, ppp, or kiss.

-q

Quiet mode; suppress messages.

-s speed

Specify line speed.