Subject: Re: your mail
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
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.
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