STARTSLIP(1) BSD General Commands Manual STARTSLIP(1)NAME
startslip — dial up and login to a slip server
startslip [-d] [-s string] [-A annexname] [-F flowcontrol] device user
Startslip opens the specified device.
Once carrier is asserted startslip attempts to login as the specified
user with the given password. If successful, it puts the device into the
slip line discipline. If carrier drops and a SIGHUP is sent to
startslip, it closes the device and attempts to repeat the dialup and
-d Startslip prints out debugging information about what it is
trying to do.
-s string The optional string is written to device. For a dialup
modem, the string is used to specify a dial sequence.
-A annexname Startslip assumes it is connecting to a Xylogics Annex box
and engages in an appropriate dialog using the user and
passwd arguments. The annexname argument is a string that
is used to match against the Annex prompt to determine when
a connection has been established.
Determines the type of flow control used on device.
Choices for flowcontrol are ``none'' for no flow control
(the default), ``hw'' for hardware RTS/CTS flow control and
``sw'' for software XON/XOFF flow control.
The startslip appeared in 4.4BSD.
4.4BSD June 5, 1993 4.4BSD