Linux AX25-HOWTO, Amateur Radio.

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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.

  • 2.1 How it all fits together.

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

  • 3.1 Finding the kernel, tools and utility packages.

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.

  • 14.1 Creating the /etc/ax25/axspawn.conf file.

15. Configuring the pms

16. Configuring the user_call programs.

17. Configuring the Rose Uplink and Downlink commands

  • 17.1 Configuring a Rose downlink
  • 17.2 Configuring a Rose uplink

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 …. ?

  • 22.1 Packet Radio
  • 22.2 Protocol Documentation
  • 22.3 Hardware Documentation

23. Discussion relating to Amateur Radio and Linux.

24. Acknowledgements.

25. Copyright.

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