Subject: Re: Demand dial PPP software found
To: None <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: Brad Walker <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/1996 13:09:34
> To:
> Cc: current-users@NetBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: Demand dial PPP software found
> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 18:08:48 -0800
> From: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
> Once upon a time (back around DP 2.2, when PPP was PPP-1.1 or something), the
> code had some "#ifdef 386BSD" snippets in it here and there.
<stuff deleted>

> But it depends on SunOS' (and Solaris') STREAMS to work, so it would have to
> be ported in some way.  Perhaps someone who straddles both lists and is
> cognizant of the issues (Brad Walker, please pick up the white courtesy
> telephone ... ) could comment ...

Greg, that last comment was hilarius! I haven't seen humor like
that since the sun.tstech days.. Remember those?

The DP ver. 2.x code had stuff in it to support 386BSD. But,
that has been complelely removed. Now, the only requirement for
DP to work is that the system have STREAMS. I'm currently working
on performance and packet compression in DP. I'm getting about 5.2K
thoughput on transmit. But, receive is terrible. But, overall dp
version 4.0 is pretty stable.

Anyways, hopefully the preceeding paragraph better explains why I
want a STREAMS implementation in BSD. Also, I really like STREAMS
for various reasons.

-brad w.