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CALL(1)                    Linux Programmer's Manual                   CALL(1)



NAME
       call - make an AX.25, NET/ROM or Rose connection.

SYNOPSIS
       For AX.25
       call [-b l|e] [-d] [-h] [-m s|e] [-p paclen] [-r] [-t] [-v] [-w window]
       port callsign [[via] digipeaters.....]

       For NET/ROM
       call [-d] [-h] [-p paclen] [-r] [-t] [-v] port callsign

       For Rose
       call [-d] [-h] [-r] [-t] [-v] port callsign address [[via] digipeater]

DESCRIPTION
       Call is the general purpose AX.25, NET/ROM and Rose connection program.
       As is normal in(1,8) AX.25 it runs entirely in(1,8) line mode. All CR/LF transla-
       tion is done transparently. The program provides  ASCII,  YAPP,  YAPP-C
       and  7+ file(1,n) transfer facilities. Some of the options are only valid in(1,8)
       AX.25 mode, the program will quietly ignore them if(3,n)  given  in(1,8)  NET/ROM
       mode or in(1,8) Rose mode.

       This  version(1,3,5)  of  call  incorporates  many changes that include a much
       improved user interface. The port name is mandatory and is the name  of
       the  port  which  the  connection will be made on. The port name may be
       either an AX.25, a NET/ROM port or a Rose  port,  call  will  determine
       which automatically.

       When  using  NET/ROM  the  use of digipeaters is meaningless and is not
       supported. However when using Rose up to one digipeater may  be  speci-
       fied,  as well as the Rose address of the distant node and the callsign
       of the remote station. The Rose address must be ten digits long and  it
       must  exist  in(1,8) the Rose node tables. For Rose connects to work axparms
       must have been used to set(7,n,1 builtins) a callsign/uid mapping  for  the  userid  in(1,8)
       use.

OPTIONS
       -b l|e    Sets the method of backoff to use with AX.25 connections. The
                 default is taken from the  port  specification,  but  can  be
                 overridden  by  this  option.   Valid values are l for linear
                 backoff, and e for exponential backoff.

       -d        Turn on socket(2,7,n) level debugging.

       -h        Selects Slave mode.

       -m s|e    Sets the AX.25 mode to use. The default  is  taken  from  the
                 port  specification,  but  can  be overridden by this option.
                 Valid values are s for normal (modulus 8) AX.25 operation, or
                 e for extended (modulus 128) AX.25 operation.

       -p paclen Specify  a specific maximum amount of data to be sent in(1,8) each
                 AX.25 packet.

       -r        Selects Raw mode.

       -t        Selects Talk mode.

       -v        Display the version.

       -w window Specify a specific AX.25 window  for  this  connection.  Only
                 valid in(1,8) AX.25 mode.

       The  call program interprets lines beginning with a '~' specially.  The
       following '~' escapes are available.

       ~?              List escapes

       ~~              A ~ symbol

       ~.              Close connection

       ~! [command]    Run a command

       ~0              Change to Raw mode

       ~1              Change to Slave mode

       ~2              Change to Talk mode

       ~a              Start a file(1,n) transfer (Autobin)

       ~b              Start a file(1,n) transfer (Binary)

       ~c              Close the logfile

       ~h              List escapes

       ~o [filename]   Open a logfile (default 'logfile.txt')

       ~r              Reconnect to remote station

       ~s              Stop an upload

       ~u [filename]   Upload a file(1,n) (ASCII upload)

       ~yu [filename]  Upload a file(1,n) (YAPP upload)

       ~yd [filename]  Download a file(1,n) (YAPP download)

       ~z              Suspend program

       The program provides no terminal emulation features. These are left  up
       to  the  console(4,n) facilities of the terminal in(1,8) use. The program is how-
       ever '8 bit clean'.

FILES
       /proc(5,n)/net/nr_nodes
       /proc(5,n)/net/rose_nodes
       /etc/ax25(3,4)/axports
       /etc/ax25(3,4)/nrports
       /etc/ax25(3,4)/rsports

SEE ALSO
       listen(1,2,7)(1),  mheard(1),   ax25(3,4)(4),   netrom(4),   rose(3,4)(4),   axports(5),
       nrports(5), rsports(5), axparms(8), nrparms(8), rsparms(8).

AUTHORS
       Alexander Tietzel DG6XA <TIETZE_A@etech.fh-hamburg.de>
       Joerg Reuter DL1BKE <jreuter@poboxes.com>
       Alan Cox GW4PTS <alan@cymru.net>
       Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk>
       Steve Henson G6IXS <shenson@nyx.cs.du.edu>



Linux                           27 August 1996                         CALL(1)

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