Subject: Re: ppp over ethernet
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/04/2002 14:07:59
Hi !

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> there are two packages for that (mouse-pppoe and rp-pppoe).
> i know that question "which is better" is often stupid, but what are their
> requirements about CPU power? is 486/40 enough to handle 1Mbps link &
> ipnat & nothing else?

rp-pppoe is in my eyes the more useable package, as it supports the clamping of
the MSS, which you really need in most cases for reliable transfer. anyway,
mouse-pppoe is the think which looks better to me :)

i use rp-pppoe without any problems since several months now.

486/40 with 1mbps will be a bit small for 1mbit, but attribute "tryable".
768 kbit with 486/66 worked fine here.

mouse-pppoe is faster i think, you may want to try this first, but if you seem
to get no replies to http queries on some servers, you should give rp-pppoe a
chance to try this. i had several problems with mouse-pppoe in our t-online
network in germany, as some routers of them seem to be misconfigured.


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