Subject: Re: ppp over ethernet
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/04/2002 14:09:02
On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 01:43:54PM +0200, 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?

I tried with a 486/50 and a 768kbit/s link.
CPU power was not enough, bandwith was limited (note that I used the MSS
clamping option in rp-pppoe, which eats quite a lot of CPU power).

With the in-kernel pppoe(4) the CPU useage dropped to below 10% while 
delivering full bandwidth.