Commit 954b2e7f authored by Ralf Baechle's avatar Ralf Baechle Committed by David S. Miller

[NET] AX.25 Kconfig and docs updates and fixes

 o The AX.25 Howto is unmaintained since several years.  I've replaced it
   with a wiki at http://www.linux-ax25.org which provides more uptodate
   information.
 o Change default for AX25_DAMA_SLAVE to Y.  AX25_DAMA_SLAVE only compiles
   in support for DAMA but doesn't activate it.  I hope this gets Linux
   distributions to ship their AX.25 kernels with AX25_DAMA_SLAVE enabled.
   The price for this would be very small.
 o Delete historic changelog from comments, that's what SCM systems are
   meant to do.
 o ---help--- in Kconfig looks so yellingly eye insulting.  Use just help.
 o Rewrite the commented out piece of old Linux 2.4 configuration language
   to Kconfig for consistency.
 o Fixup dependencies.
Signed-off-by: default avatarRalf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
parent ecbb4169
To use the amateur radio protocols within Linux you will need to get a
suitable copy of the AX.25 Utilities. More detailed information about these
and associated programs can be found on http://zone.pspt.fi/~jsn/.
For more information about the AX.25, NET/ROM and ROSE protocol stacks, see
the AX25-HOWTO written by Terry Dawson <terry@perf.no.itg.telstra.com.au>
who is also the AX.25 Utilities maintainer.
suitable copy of the AX.25 Utilities. More detailed information about
AX.25, NET/ROM and ROSE, associated programs and and utilities can be
found on http://www.linux-ax25.org.
There is an active mailing list for discussing Linux amateur radio matters
called linux-hams. To subscribe to it, send a message to
called linux-hams@vger.kernel.org. To subscribe to it, send a message to
majordomo@vger.kernel.org with the words "subscribe linux-hams" in the body
of the message, the subject field is ignored.
Jonathan G4KLX
g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk
of the message, the subject field is ignored. You don't need to be
subscribed to post but of course that means you might miss an answer.
#
# Amateur Radio protocols and AX.25 device configuration
#
# 19971130 Now in an own category to make correct compilation of the
# AX.25 stuff easier...
# Joerg Reuter DL1BKE <jreuter@yaina.de>
# 19980129 Moved to net/ax25/Config.in, sourcing device drivers.
menuconfig HAMRADIO
depends on NET
bool "Amateur Radio support"
help
If you want to connect your Linux box to an amateur radio, answer Y
here. You want to read <http://www.tapr.org/tapr/html/pkthome.html> and
the AX25-HOWTO, available from <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
here. You want to read <http://www.tapr.org/tapr/html/pkthome.html>
and more specifically about AX.25 on Linux
<http://www.linux-ax25.org/>.
Note that the answer to this question won't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
the questions about amateur radio.
comment "Packet Radio protocols"
depends on HAMRADIO && NET
depends on HAMRADIO
config AX25
tristate "Amateur Radio AX.25 Level 2 protocol"
depends on HAMRADIO && NET
---help---
depends on HAMRADIO
help
This is the protocol used for computer communication over amateur
radio. It is either used by itself for point-to-point links, or to
carry other protocols such as tcp/ip. To use it, you need a device
......@@ -52,6 +49,7 @@ config AX25
config AX25_DAMA_SLAVE
bool "AX.25 DAMA Slave support"
default y
depends on AX25
help
DAMA is a mechanism to prevent collisions when doing AX.25
......@@ -59,23 +57,38 @@ config AX25_DAMA_SLAVE
from clients (called "slaves") and redistributes it to other slaves.
If you say Y here, your Linux box will act as a DAMA slave; this is
transparent in that you don't have to do any special DAMA
configuration. (Linux cannot yet act as a DAMA server.) If unsure,
say N.
configuration. Linux cannot yet act as a DAMA server. This option
only compiles DAMA slave support into the kernel. It still needs to
be enabled at runtime. For more about DAMA see
<http://www.linux-ax25.org>. If unsure, say Y.
# placeholder until implemented
config AX25_DAMA_MASTER
bool 'AX.25 DAMA Master support'
depends on AX25_DAMA_SLAVE && BROKEN
help
DAMA is a mechanism to prevent collisions when doing AX.25
networking. A DAMA server (called "master") accepts incoming traffic
from clients (called "slaves") and redistributes it to other slaves.
If you say Y here, your Linux box will act as a DAMA master; this is
transparent in that you don't have to do any special DAMA
configuration. Linux cannot yet act as a DAMA server. This option
only compiles DAMA slave support into the kernel. It still needs to
be explicitly enabled, so if unsure, say Y.
# bool ' AX.25 DAMA Master support' CONFIG_AX25_DAMA_MASTER
config NETROM
tristate "Amateur Radio NET/ROM protocol"
depends on AX25
---help---
help
NET/ROM is a network layer protocol on top of AX.25 useful for
routing.
A comprehensive listing of all the software for Linux amateur radio
users as well as information about how to configure an AX.25 port is
contained in the AX25-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. You also might want to
check out the file <file:Documentation/networking/ax25.txt>. More
information about digital amateur radio in general is on the WWW at
contained in the Linux Ham Wiki, available from
<http://www.linux-ax25.org>. You also might want to check out the
file <file:Documentation/networking/ax25.txt>. More information about
digital amateur radio in general is on the WWW at
<http://www.tapr.org/tapr/html/pkthome.html>.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
......@@ -84,27 +97,25 @@ config NETROM
config ROSE
tristate "Amateur Radio X.25 PLP (Rose)"
depends on AX25
---help---
help
The Packet Layer Protocol (PLP) is a way to route packets over X.25
connections in general and amateur radio AX.25 connections in
particular, essentially an alternative to NET/ROM.
A comprehensive listing of all the software for Linux amateur radio
users as well as information about how to configure an AX.25 port is
contained in the AX25-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. You also might want to
check out the file <file:Documentation/networking/ax25.txt>. More
information about digital amateur radio in general is on the WWW at
contained in the Linux Ham Wiki, available from
<http://www.linux-ax25.org>. You also might want to check out the
file <file:Documentation/networking/ax25.txt>. More information about
digital amateur radio in general is on the WWW at
<http://www.tapr.org/tapr/html/pkthome.html>.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
module will be called rose.
menu "AX.25 network device drivers"
depends on HAMRADIO && NET && AX25!=n
depends on HAMRADIO && AX25
source "drivers/net/hamradio/Kconfig"
endmenu
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