Subject: Re: your mail
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 10/18/1999 11:10:34
>> 3. I noticed that there's a project to incorporate userland PPP.
>>    How's that going?  Anyone want a willing tester?
> We support ppp using the standard pppd distribution (userland daemon
> with kernel ppp pseudo-device),

Which doesn't have much to do with the question asked. :-)  I'd expect
userland PPP to be pretty easy - all it would take is hacking pppd to
not set the line discipline, and then allocate a tun device and handle
data packets - but have never looked at it myself.

> I believe ppp-on-ethernet is on it's way, but someone else should
> comment on this...

It is.  I have an implementation working now in userland, using bpf to
talk to the network and a pseudo-tty to talk to pppd.  For performance
reasons I'm not satisfied with this; in my Copious Spare Time I'm
working on moving it into the kernel.

					der Mouse

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