sl — slip network interface
device sl [count]
The sl interface allows serial lines to be used as network interfaces using the slip protocol. The sl interface can use Van Jacobson TCP header compression and ICMP filtering. This is arranged by using the various link-level flags to the ifconfig(8) command:
Enable VJ header compression.
Suppress ICMP traffic.
Enable VJ header compression autodetection. This will turn on the link0 flag as soon as the first VJ-compressed packet has been seen by the driver.
sl%d: af%d not supported. The interface was handed a message with addresses formatted in an unsuitable address family; the packet was dropped.
BSD August 10, 1996 BSD