Subject: Re: NetBSD DOSEMU -- questions from a prospective NetBSD user
To: Jordan K. Hubbard <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 06/21/1996 09:35:36
On Fri, 21 Jun 1996 06:03:15 -0700 
 "Jordan K. Hubbard" <> wrote:

 > I don't want to start a thread in the NetBSD mailing lists, but just
 > to answer a couple of these: The big difference you get with usermode
 > ppp is that it can hang around as a daemon on the tun (tunnel) device
 > waiting for someone to send it work to do in the form of outbound
 > packets.  When this happens, it wakes up and establishes the ppp
 > connection by dialing a modem, or whatever, The packets go through
 > and, after a configurable number of seconds of inactivity, the daemon
 > drops the line again.  In other words, dial-on-demand ppp.  This ppp
[ . . . ]

NetBSD's PPP supports demand dialing.  The interactive login bit would be 
useful, and probably wouldn't be that hard to add to our PPP implementation.

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