Subject: Re: Slip and Install
To: None <>
From: Allen X Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 11/17/1993 11:22:26
> What do I need to do to set up a slip connection to my MacBSD mac?  I have a 
> row of other UNIX boxes from which I can grab a serial port, at least a few 
> of which have slattach.  What does it take to make the serial ports and get 
> them running as a net link?

mknod /dev/ser0 c 12 0
mknod /dev/ser1 c 12 1
(I think 12 is right...)

Look at the man pages on slattach, etc...

> Also, how much difference does the optimize for time, or optimize for space 
> option make?  Are we talking about major differences here or just a few 
> percent?  I notice that it switches part way through the instalation as 
> well.

I don't know what the savings are.  The preference you give it is useful
as an indicator for the filesystem code, but it will get overridden if
the filesystem wants to :-)  As it does when it starts to fragment too
much or run low on space...


Allen Briggs         \ My eyes have seen you/Free from disguise | Gazing on a city under/Television skies.
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