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Linux AX25-HOWTO, Amateur Radio.

Terry Dawson, VK2KTJ,

v1.5, 17 October 1997

The Linux Operating System is perhaps the only operating system in the world that can boast native and standard support for the AX.25 packet radio protocol utilised by Amateur Radio Operators worldwide. This document aims to describe how to install and configure this support.

1. Introduction.

2. The Packet Radio Protocols and Linux.

3. The AX.25/NetRom/Rose software components.

4. Installing the AX.25/NetRom/Rose software.

5. A note on callsigns, addresses and things before we start.

6. Configuring an AX.25 port.

7. Configuring an AX.25 interface for TCP/IP.

8. Configuring a NetRom port.

9. Configuring a NetRom interface for TCP/IP.

10. Configuring a Rose port.

11. Making AX.25/NetRom/Rose calls.

12. Configuring Linux to accept Packet connections.

13. Configuring the node software.

14. Configuring axspawn.

15. Configuring the pms

16. Configuring the user_call programs.

17. Configuring the Rose Uplink and Downlink commands

18. Associating AX.25 callsigns with Linux users.

19. The /proc/ file system entries.

20. AX.25, NetRom, Rose network programming.

21. Some sample configurations.

22. Where do I find more information about .... ?

23. Discussion relating to Amateur Radio and Linux.

24. Acknowledgements.

25. Copyright.

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