I have just installed slackware 2.2.0.
I have noticed that if dip is run in the background it makes a
connection, but dies immediately. I have also noticed that
another thing I used to do with older versions of slackware
that no longer works is attaching another computer as a slip
connection. I did this using slattach as a background process
that was run from rc.inet1. Now it seems to start slattach, but
it immediately dies so that when I try to ifconfig and route
sl0, it complains. If I comment out those lines in rc.inet1
and do it by hand, it works fine.
I have seen that other people have had similar problems with
dip. I imagein that dip uses slattach or performs a similar
operation that fails when called from a background process.
If anyone has any ideas on a fix, please let me know. Thanks!