Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike Long <email@example.com>
Date: 03/15/1996 13:44:45
[moved to current-users from source-changes]
>From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 05:19:40 +1000 (EST)
>> Modified Files:
>> files files.oldconf
>> Log Message:
>> Now need bpfilter for ppp, since it does packet filtering.
>> Add files for PPP-Deflate packet compression support.
>No, I think what this is about is tcpdump wouldn't attach to a ppp device.
>This is a worthwhile change, unless you can construct BPF filters for
>compressed PPP data :-)
I haven't looked at the code yet (can't until I sup it), but why
didn't you just wrap the BPF function calls in if_ppp.c (or wherever)
#if NBPF > 0
like all of the other network interface drivers?
I also think that kernel support for PPP-deflate, etc., should be
optional. My ISP's Livingston Portmasters don't support PPP
compression (other than VJ header comp.), so I can't use it anyway.
Mike Long <email@example.com> <URL:http://www.shore.net/~mikel>
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