Configuring File TNC Ports

Terminal-Node Controllers (TNC) may be connected through a computer using other interfaces than serial ports or network-connected software daemons. For those that use non-standard file names, this port driver supports opening such files to access the TNC (or kernel equivalent) as a KISS device. Note this port type does not support sending TNC command-mode commands to switch into KISS mode; the TNC must already have been configured into KISS mode prior to YAAC connecting to the specified file.

To add a new TNC port of this type, click the Add button on the Configure Ports tab. The port editing dialog will appear. Set the port type to File_TNC.

File TNC configuration panel screenshot

The other parameters you will need to specify for the TNC are:

The "Test Port" button provides a means of verifying that you have connected to the correct place; it opens a terminal window connected to the configured file so that you can manually test the TNC for the desired operation. To complete testing, close the terminal window.

Once you have the settings the way you want them, click OK. Ensure that the TNC is connected to the port before you click OK.