ax25spy(1) replacement for listen(8) and demo client for the ax25spyd(8) daemon


ax25spy [-options]


ax25spy (someday it will be written) ...


black and white (non-colour-mode) (-d -M and -m are always b/w)
shows all call-sepcific mheard-data. You can use -v and -F here
starts dx-cluster-spy-mode
writes all received ax.25 data to the file /var/lib/ax25/ax25spy. The file contains the raw ax.25 data, as received from the kernel. Each packet is preceeded with an (int size). If the file could not be opend/created ax25spy will be aborted.
-F filterexpression
shows only those ax.25 packets, which header contain filterexpression as substring (doesn't work yet). In connection with -m or -q it shows only the data of calls, which contain filterexpression (The Filterexpression is casesensitive!)
shows only ax.25 packets with infofield (I and UI)
shows the global mheard-data
shows all new QSO detected
shows only frames, which contain IP
shows all qso-sepcific mheard-data. You can use -v and -F here.
be quiet
starts spy, requires -F for selection. You can give a call, part of a call (in uppercase) or a qsoid with -F. you can see all QSOid using -qv Example: ax25spy -s -F DG9EP
      or    ax25spy -s -F 23
-S <qsoid>
starts spy on qso with id <qsoid>
shows the timestamp of the packet
shows only the header of ax.25 packets and the header of embedded protocols but without any data
be more verbose
shows the version of the program


    ax25spy -c
    ax25spy -m
    ax25spy -q
    ax25spy -qv
    ax25spy -q -v -F DB0IZ
    ax25spy -s -F DG9EP


You may want to use the watch command with ax25spy -m or ax25spy -q


Walter Koch, dg9ep <[email protected]> (based on the listen(1)-code)