We are trying to interface with a wireless modem that connects to a computer via a com-port DB-9 connection. It uses SLIP in the sense that the modem hosts a SLIP server and requires the interfacing computer to connect to it as a SLIP client.
From the documentation I've read, the package
dip seems to be the right solution. The problem though is the following:
- It isn't bundled in modern linux distributions like it used to be,
- I can't get the source code, found at metalab.unc.edu, to compile,
- attempting to install the rpm also causes similar dependency issues
So, potential solutions to this problem may include:
- Solution to #1, 2, or 3 above.
- Using a very old distribution of Linux (not ideal at all)
- An alternative package to
slattachdoes not appear to be a viable option for our needs.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Slackware 14 does not include
dip by default, but does have
dip available for download at http://packages.slackware.com. For the time being, I am going to try this route.