[rescue] Configuring SLIP, both (Unix) server and client ends (Dell Sys V rel 4 Unix)

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Sat Jun 30 00:31:00 CDT 2018

Its sad to admit, especially in a public forum, but I somehow made it thru the whole .COM thing without ever using or configuring 
SLIP or CSLIP.  PPP was always there for me, or something else.

Anyway, I'm burning some time at the "Virtually Fun" web site when an article for Dell Sys V rel 4 Unix crosses my path again.

I've observed Dell do so many stupid things over the course of my IT career, that I never thought I would ever want to touch 
anything associated with that company, but, low and behold, I have Dell Unix up and running in a VirtualBox VM, and, its pretty fun.

Read more here:


anyway, the kicker, and the reason for this request is complete lack of any usable network drivers.  If you look at the article, it 
appears that, at least for now, SLIP is the only way to go.   I would like to be able to get data into and out of this VM.

I'm currently using Mac OS X for a host, but ultimately, I would plan to move this VM over to a Solaris (or Solaris based distro).

I'm just not sure where to start with SLIP, and my Internet searches just really aren't turning up anything valuable, at least not 
anything that would get a SLIP server operational on Mac OS X after a compile and some configuration.

If your searches turn out better than mine, or have some pointers (or URL's) to share, or even if you just have some good notes you 
saved from "back in the day", I would sure appreciate anything you might share.



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