ax25 in kernel

David Kelly dkelly at
Tue Aug 1 18:57:20 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 10:24:18AM -0700, Harold Hartley wrote:
> I'm wondering if the kernel is setup for using AX.25
> stuff with freebsd.

No. With good reason that its not there. The best reason is, "It doesn't
need to be in the kernel." At typical 1200 bits/sec, to less common
9600, to the exotic 56k, there is no urgency that requires service at
the kernel level. Also a licensing requirement that one keep the
unlicensed off the radio so its better to build the firewall+bridge into
your ax25 layer.

> And will I be able to use other hamradio apps I have
> found in linux and be able to compile them to work in
> freebsd as I usually run a hamradio gateway. (this is
> why I ask).

Time to visit

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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