add a link to a Point-to-Point Protocol bundle
bundle [ link ]
[ -v ]
[ -p period ]
[ -t timeout ]
bundle [ link ]
ppplinkadd adds a link to the nominated outgoing
PPP bundle by
passing the specified bundle name
and optional link name to the PPP daemon,
(The bundle and link must have been previously configured using
pppd looks up the bundle and link names,
and adds the link to the bundle.
If no link name is specified,
pppd will select a pre-configured link.
In default synchronous mode,
ppplinkadd does not return to the shell
prompt until either a usable PPP
connection has been established with the remote host which can use the new
link, or a timeout has occurred.
The following options are available:
Select asynchronous mode. In this mode, pppattach sends
a linkadd command to pppd, and then exits
without monitoring the state of the bundle.
The status of the bundle is checked every period seconds
to verify if the bundle is usable.
In verbose mode, the on-screen status is also updated.
Set the timeout value for the connection.
The default timeout value is 120 seconds.
A timeout value of 0 will cause an indefinite wait if the additional
link is not established.
Turn on verbose mode. In this mode, status information
for the bundle, bundle protocols and link protocols will be displayed.
In verbose mode, the state of links are displayed on screen. If a link
has been specified then information on that link only will be displayed
along with bundle and link protocol information. If a link is not
specified then information on links will be shown up to the point where the
information would overflow the screen. For systems using high numbers of
links within a single bundle, use
to provide full information about all links.
In synchronous mode, the following exit codes can be used to
diagnose establishment of the additional link:
Link added successful.
Unable to add link because the command or its arguments are invalid.
Unable to add link because the bundle name is invalid.
Unable to add link within the specified timeout value (note
that link establishment may still be in progress, even though
pppattach has timed out and returned to the shell prompt).
Unable to add link due to an unexpected error from pppd.
Unable to add link due to a dialer error.
An unspecified error occurred.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004