Subject: Re: PPPoE and the MTU/MSS problem
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Thomas Schwarzkopf <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/10/2001 10:26:54
On Mon, 9 Jul 2001 19:18:03 +0200 (MEST)
Martin Husemann <> wrote:

> > My firewall at home is an old 486 running NetBSD-1.5.
> ...
> > So, what to do best?
> In this situation, probably going to -current and using the in-kernel
> stuff there is a good idea. It will give you a *very noticeable* performance
> boost!
> My max. download rate jumped from 20-25kByte/s using rp-pppoe to ~90kByte/s
> using the in-kernel stuff, using a 486/50MHz router. 

I also use rp-pppoe-3.0 on a 486/50MHz box running NetBSD-1.5 for
3 months now and i never had any problems. Max. download rate is
is about 90kB/s and i didn't expierience any stability problems 
so far.
But of course it's nice to read that it's possible to use pppoe
on a NetBSD-system without a roaring penguin ;-)