Subject: Re: Userland PPP
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/18/1999 08:13:40
On Thu, 18 Feb 1999 02:34:43 -0500 (EST) 
 Andrew Gillham <> wrote:

 > 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!

I know people have done this; i.e. a pty works as well as a real tty.

Anyhow, I'm working on some changes for pppd (and the kernel) that
will initially support PPPoE, but doing PPP-over-IP should be a simple
step after that.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>