net2kiss - Man Page

convert a network AX.25 driver to a KISS stream on a pseudo-tty


net2kiss [-sfzva] [-i ifname] ptyname


net2kiss takes AX.25 packets from an AX.25 kernel network interface and converts them into a KISS data stream via a pseudo-tty.



specifies the path to the pseudo-tty. If you use the special name "/dev/ptmx", then a Unix98-PTY pair is used; the pty name is written to stdout.


-i ifname

specifies the name of the kernel AX.25 network interface. The default is bc0.


tells net2kiss to search by itself for a free pseudoterminal, open the master side and create a symlink named by -p to the slave side.


can be used in conjunction with -s to force the creation of the symlink even if the target file does already exist. *DANGEROUS*


Verbose output. Displays error messages during operation and decoded packets to stdout.


put the network interface into promiscious mode.


receive every packet instead of only AX.25 from the kernel AX.25 network interface.


None known.

See Also

ifconfig(8), kissattach(8).


Thomas M. Sailer, HB9JNX/AE4WA, <>


15 October 1996