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Kissgen, version 1.0.


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KISSGEN, a KISS Frame Generator

The KISS Frame Generator is a simple little command line Windows application that reads frames from a file containing UI Frames in TNC-2 format, converts them into KISS frames and sends them to a specified serial port at a specified speed and at a specified interval.

Kissgen is a Win32 application and has been tested on Windows 95 and Windows 2000. No installation procedure is required other than unzipping the file into a directory of your choice. Run it from a command line prompt (DOS box).


Kissgen requires 4 command line parameters. These are:

1) input_file --> name of the file containg the TNC-2 type frames

2) serial_port --> a number from 1 to 4 indicating which comport you'd like to use

3) baud_rate --> valid values are 110, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 7200, 9600, 14400,
                         19200, 38400, 57600 and 115200.

 4) pause_time --> number of seconds ([1..60]) to pause between the
                            transmission of frames


An example of how to start kissgen from the command line:

kissgen frames.txt 2 9600 3

This will start kissgen on serial port 2 (COM2) at 9600 baud with 3 seconds between frames and it will read the frames from the file "frames.txt".

I have made no provisions to set the number of data bits, number of stop bits or the parity. Kissgen will assume the "standard" 8 databits, 1 stop bit and No parity bits.