Subject: Re: Speaking of SLIP
To: Benjamin D. Church <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 01/20/1994 13:47:24
> I have what I think is a working copy of slip on the other end (a SUN), but
> when I try to connect the Mac to it, MacBSD complains.  Here's what I get...
> (once I'm connected to the SUN)
> slattach -s 1200 /dev/ser0    (I know, believe me, the speed is only temporary)
> ifconfig s10 0xc up

Hmmm  I assume that s10 is a typo, and you meant sl0 (ess-ell-zero).
I use "ifconfig sl0 (host) (gate) netmask (mask) up" which comes out
as "ifconfig sl0 netmask 0xfffffc00 up"

Broadcast makes no sense for slip.  Judging by the error message,
though, it can't find the interface.  Which is either

   a) it's not compiled into the kernel you're using.
or b) you mistyped it.
or c) I mistyped it in earlier instructions.


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