Package irda-utils

Utilities for infrared communication between devices

IrDA(TM) (Infrared Data Association) is an industry standard for
wireless, infrared communication between devices. IrDA speeds range
from 9600 bps to 4 Mbps, and IrDA can be used by many modern devices
including laptops, LAN adapters, PDAs, printers, and mobile phones.

The Linux-IrDA project is a GPL'd implementation, written from
scratch, of the IrDA protocols. Supported IrDA protocols include

The irda-utils package contains a collection of programs that enable
the use of IrDA protocols. Most IrDA features are implemented in the
kernel, so IrDA support must be enabled in the kernel before any IrDA
tools or programs can be used. Some configuration outside the kernel
is required, however, and some IrDA features, like IrOBEX, are
actually implemented outside the kernel.

Special Files (Section 4)
File /dev/irnet is used to access and configure the IrNET protocol part of the Linux-IrDA stack. IrNET is a protocol allowing to create TCP/IP connections...
Miscellanea (Section 7)
Linux-IrDA is a complete implementation of the various IrDA protocols and IrDA drivers for Linux. The configuration of the low level of the IrDA stack (IrDA...
System Administration (Section 8)
findchip checks the FIR chipset. findchip must be run as root or installed setuid root, as it requires root privileges.
irattach binds the Linux-IrDA stack to an IrDA port. It configures the low level of the Linux-IrDA stack in the kernel. This step is usually necessary before...
irdadump is a tool for monitoring the IrDA traffic on one or more links. Just write "make" to compile the program. When you run the program, you should be able...
This is a program similar to ping(8). It sends IrDA test frames (added some userdata which contains the frame number and the time the frame was sent). You can...
Irnetd is a very simple daemon automatically handling incoming IrNET connections. Every time a peer attempt to connect to the local computer, irnetd generates...
N.N. irpsion5 must be run as root or installed setuid root, as it requires root privileges.