Re: Where is my SLIP interface

From: Bernd Walter <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 16:26:09 +0200
On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:49:18PM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 02:43:21PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >> Perhaps 'The Complete FreeBSD' by Greg Lehey will help out.
> >
> >Not any more.  I removed that chapter from the book.  The chapter's
> >available (also covers UUCP) if anybody wants it; just ask.  But it
> >seems that Willem has already had SLIP up and running.
> I can (mostly) understand removing SLIP, but I though UUCP still
> had a niche as a way to implement e-mail "pull" delivery without
> losing the envelope - even when you don't have/want IP connectivity.

Slip is still the ideal protocol to interface microntrollers because
of its simplicity.
PPP just wastes space for this purpose.
Unfortunately neither IPv6 nor USB serials were working with the
-current I use.
You can connect using ucom device but may expirience hangings, which
might already be solved.
Mmm - and acording to this thread there is a new problem.

At least it still works with my (old) system:
[78]cicely13# ps -ax | grep sla
18680  p0  R+     0:00.01 grep sla
18678  a0  Ss+    0:00.01 slattach -l /dev/cuaa0
[79]cicely13# ifconfig sl0
sl0: flags=8011<UP,POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 552
[80]cicely13# uname -a
FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.1-CURRENT #15: Sun Jun 15 06:26:51 CEST 2003  i386

B.Walter                   BWCT                              
Received on Thu Sep 25 2003 - 05:26:32 UTC

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