Subject: Re: Userland PPP
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/18/1999 11:58:39
In article <> (Andrew Gillham) writes:
>dustin sallings writes:
>> 	I've run userland ppp in NetBSD.  I can't remember why, but I had
>> a reason at one point.  I can't think of a good reason to run userland
>> ppp.  It's *by far* more efficient in the kernel, and all of the rest of
>> the network interfaces are in the kernel, so I don't see what's wrong with
>> it.
>I'd like to run PPP over an ip connection.  In particular over a port
>redirected via ssh to a machine at work.  Our current pppd will only
>run over a tty device, AFAICT.  If it is possible to run ppp over a
>socket without the userland ppp implementation, I would like to know
>about it!

You can run pppd on a pty over ssh. I've done it before and it works.