Re: iftoss

Eugene Crosser (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 22:17:22 +0300 (MSK)

> > > I am trying to toss the packets to /tmp/ifmail with 'iftoss -N'
> > > yet nothing happens.
> >
> > iftoss expects ftn packet on stdin. Is it mentioned in the docs?
> > Yes it is! See ifgate/README.

> I guess I don't understand what it means by expecting ftn packets on stdin.
> I read the README and the iftoss.8 and both say the same thing but I don't
> know what it means 'expecting the pkts on stdin.'
> I'm sorry, I don't mean to be so dense.

"expecting ftn packets on stdin" means exactly what it says. When you run
iftoss, it starts reading stdin, and it should read an FTN packet. E.g.

$ iftoss < 12345678.pkt

Normally you never need to run it by hand, as ifunpack does it for you.