Subject: Re: Final plug for extra utilities
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Eric Radman <email@example.com>
Date: 09/01/2006 22:48:05
On 22:15 Fri 01 Sep , Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 22:06:05 -0400, "matthew sporleder"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > userppp:
> > > This is really the ifconfig and dhclient of the dialup/pppoe world.
> > > The first and most basic task in setting up a NetBSD box is to get
> > > it connected to the Internet. This package makes it possible and
> > > fast not matter what means are available.
> What's wrong with the kernel ppp? No pppoe?
Could be a lack of intelligence on my part, but I always fight to get it
to work and find tracing problems or adjusting parameters to be hard.
Before userppp came along getting connected to dialup and DSL easily
became a 20, 30, or 40 minute exercise.