Subject: Re: NetBSD vs PPPOE
To: Robert Schaefer <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/25/2002 11:20:34
On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Robert Schaefer wrote:
> The folks DSL line is scheduled to be provisioned this week, and it turns
> out to be a PPPOE line, so I'll need to stick a DHCP server on it.  It looks
> like there's a kernel land pppoe in -current.  Any one using this care to
> make a recommendation?  I don't really want to run -current on this box, but
> I will if I have to.  Oh-- probably an old i386.  I do have a shipment of
> sun4 boxen on the way.  I'd rather go with non-i386, but they might not get
> here for a few weeks yet, and I want to get this up Real Soon Now.

If you're going to be using a slower machine, definitely go with the
in-kernel PPPoE. rp-pppoe on my AXPpci33 Alpha (166MHz) used all of my
available CPU (which became a bottleneck -- I wasn't getting full speeds
as a result). Switching to the in-kernel PPPoE, CPU usage dropped to ~3%
and I now utilize my full bandwidth.