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pand: BlueZ Bluetooth PAN daemon


pand - BlueZ Bluetooth PAN daemon


The pand PAN daemon allows your computer to connect to ethernet networks using Bluetooth.


pand <options>


--show --list -l
Show active PAN connections
--listen -s
Listen for PAN connections
--connect -c <bdaddr>
Create PAN connection
--search -Q[duration]
Search and connect
--kill -k <bdaddr>
Kill PAN connection
--killall -K
Kill all PAN connections
--role -r <role>
Local PAN role (PANU, NAP, GN)
--service -d <role>
Remote PAN service (PANU, NAP, GN)
--ethernet -e <name>
Network interface name
--device -i <bdaddr>
Source bdaddr
--nosdp -D
Disable SDP
--encrypt -E
Enable encryption
--secure -S
Secure connection
--master -M
Become the master of a piconet
--nodetach -n
Do not become a daemon
--persist -p[interval]
Persist mode
--cache -C[valid]
Cache addresses
--pidfile -P <pidfile>
Create PID file
--devup -u <script>
Script to run when interface comes up
--devdown -o <script>
Script to run when interface comes down
--autozap -z
Disconnect automatically on exit


The devup/devdown script will be called with bluetooth device as first argument and bluetooth destination address as second argument.