The Rose packet layer protocol is similar to layer three of the X.25 specification. The kernel based Rose support is a modified version of the FPAC Rose implementation.
The Rose packet layer protocol protocol relies on, and uses the AX.25 ports you have created. The Rose protocol rides on top of the AX.25 protocol. To configure Rose you must create a configuration file that describes the Rose ports you want. You can create multiple Rose ports if you wish, the same procedure applies for each.
The file where you configure your Rose interfaces is the
/etc/ax25/rsports file. This file describes the Rose port in much
the same way as the
/etc/ax25/axports file describes the AX.25 ports.
This file is formatted as follows:
name addresss description
is the text name that you wish to refer to the port by.
is the 10 digit Rose address you wish to assign to this port.
is a free text description of the port.
An example would look something like the following:
rose 5050294760 Rose Port
Note that Rose will use the default callsign/ssid configured on each AX.25 port unless you specify otherwise.
To configure a seperate callsign/ssid for Rose to use on each port you use the rsparms command as follows:
# /usr/sbin/rsprams -call VK2KTJ-10
This example would make Linux listen for and use the callsign/ssid
VK2KTJ-10 on all of the configured AX.25 ports for Rose calls.
When you have created the
/etc/ax25/rsports file you may create the
Rose device in much the same way as you did for the AX.25 devices.
This time you use the rsattach command. The rsattach command creates
network devices named `
rose[0-5]'. The first time you use the
rsattach command it create the `
rose0' device, the second time
it creates the `
rose1' device etc. For example:
# rsattach rose
This command would start the Rose device (
rose0) configured with the
details specified in the
/etc/ax25/rsports file for the entry
The Rose protocol currently supports only static routing. The rsparms utility allows you to configure your Rose routing table under Linux.
would add a route to Rose node
# rsparms -nodes add 5050295502 radio vk2xlz
5050295502via an AX.25 port named `
radio' in your
/etc/ax25/axportsfile to a neighbour with the callsign
You may specify a route with a mask to capture a number of Rose destinations into a single routing entry. The syntax looks like:
which would be identical to the previous example except that it would match any destination address that matched the first four digits supplied, in this case any address commencing with the digits
# rsparms -nodes add 5050295502/4 radio vk2xlz
5050. An alternate form for this command is:
which is probably the less ambiguous form.
# rsparms -nodes add 5050/4 radio vk2xlz