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RSUPLNK(8) Linux Programmer's Manual RSUPLNK(8)


rsuplnk - User entry into the ROSE network.


rsuplnk [-q] <port>


The rsuplnk program allows a user to gain entry into the ROSE network using the standard pseudo-digipeating method. Recent Linux kernels are aware of this form of operation and the ax25d program can listen for such connections. The normal mode of operation of a ROSE switch is to have one ROSE address (ie port) per physical AX.25 port. Therefore ROSE users coming in on a given AX.25 port will appear as if they come from the associated ROSE port. This is the reason for the need for a ROSE port as an argument.

To use rsuplnk you need an entry in ax25d.conf to listen for incoming connections. In the example below, I will be listening for ROSE connections on my AX.25 port 144 using the callsign KE4GAJ-10 and the ROSE port associated with the AX.25 port is rs144.

[KE4GAJ-10* VIA 144]
NOCALL * * * * * * L
default * * * * * * - root /usr/sbin/rsuplnk rsuplnk rs144

There would typically be one rsuplnk per user access AX.25 port. The associated program for exiting a ROSE network is rsdwnlnk.

All errors generated by rsuplnk are written to the system debug log file.


Suppresses the messages generated by rsuplnk when making the connection.




rose(4), ax25d.conf(5), ax25d(8), rsdwnlnk(8), rose_call(8).


Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <>

29 April 1997 Linux