everything concerning SLIP seems to be out of date
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sat Jan 1 16:53:23 PST 2005
On Sun, 2 Jan 2005 08:22, Björn König wrote:
> I wanted to use SLIP to connect two machines with a null-modem cable, but I
> realize that all information concerning this topic seems to be out of date.
> First of all the device sl0 doesn't exist in 5.3 although there is a
> "device sl" in sys/i386/conf/GENERIC for Kernel SLIP. The manpage of sl
> contains at least one gross error: the synopsis is obsolete. slattach(8)
> refers to uustat(1), but uustat(1) doesn't exist. Chapter 21.7 of the
> handbook is absolutly useless in conjunction with 5.3-RELEASE.
> Does these things have a background or a specific reason? Is there an easy
> alternative? Was SLIP declared as obsolete but someone forgot to document
You can use PPP for this task (although that doesn't really answer your
SLIP isn't used very much so it's rotting a bit :(
(Well the documentation is..)
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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