ttylinkd (8) - Linux Manuals

ttylinkd: TTYlink daemon for AX.25, NET/ROM, ROSE and IP.


ttylinkd - TTYlink daemon for AX.25, NET/ROM, ROSE and IP.


ttylinkd [-hv] [-c callsign] [-f file]


ttylinkd is a simple daemon that allows incoming ttylink calls to be routed through to Linux's normal talkd(8) system and provides a pipe between the two.

ttylinkd is usually setup to be spawned from ax25d(8) or inetd(8) but can, since version 0.03, be used on the command line, although talk(1) is a much better idea for interactive users.

Use splitscreen(1) for outgoing ttylink sessions.


Display the version.
Display some help and information on it.
-c callsign
Disable callsign checking and use the given callsign for a name for this end of the link.
-f file
Use <file> for the configuration file, instead of the default /etc/ax25/ttylinkd.conf


/etc/ax25/ttylinkd.conf the configuration file for ttylinkd


There is still some need for some checking of who is still logged on.

The daemon may hang if you disconnect from it strangely.

There is no real way of working out what is going on with talkd.

If you do not have a talk daemon going on the specified host then the program will tend to sit there and do nothing.


Craig Small VK2XLZ <csmall [at]>


talk(1), splitscreen(1), ttylinkd.conf(5), ax25d(8), inetd(8), talkd(8).