Subject: Re: pppd fixed in 1.5?
To: Current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/12/2000 07:38:05
On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 08:12:16AM +0300, Jukka Marin wrote:

> LCP can be disabled, but in my experience, sometimes pppd locks up and
> the LCP echo mechanism helps in getting the link restarted.

Minor nit:

Thats not pppd that gets blocked. Thats your modem -- tty device -- connection
that fails to transmit the "hangup" signal.

Which is why Linux invented the "lcp echo timeout" mechanism for pppd (they
use the same ppp package as us) --- they didn't have reliable tty devices
back then.