Subject: Re: two questions
To: None <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 06/18/1997 22:26:59
Daniel S. Kosack drunkenly mumbled...
>   Why does Linux do many of the things it does... no one may ever really
> know. :)

ahhh, excellent point!!!  :)

>   Hold a sec... I think you're going about this all wrong.  Firstly, you
> don't need to modify the kernel to do multilink PPP (or, MPP for short).
> Heck, Win95 doesn't even do it through the kernel AFAIK.  Just because
> Linux does it that way does NOT mean it's the only right way.  Linux
> thrives on breaking/bending the rules and trying wierd "sledgehammer in
> lieu of shotgun" methods.

i didn't mean do it in the kernel like linux, i just meant to get some ideas
from how it is done there.  

>   MPP would be far more effective than across the board line balancing,
> IMO, only because you can use one line or more than one line, and add
> those additional lines as needed.

hmm, ok, well where would i find the information i need to do an MPP port of

>  Hmm... it seems you're not familiar with the Sun3, or you're trying your
> hand at sarcasm.

oh, no, i am rather familiar with the sun3 line as i own two of them (not that
they run yet, i need to work on that, speaking of which, anyone know where i
could pick up two si SCSI hosts for a 9U VME cage? [Sun 3/180] i would need
two, and they should be dirt-cheap/free as i can't justify spending any money
on these boxen)

i was just mentioning it in case he was also interested in a cg6 for the sparc
line as i know i can grab one if needed.  just trying to help out. :)


** Brian Hechinger ** ** **
"Yes, evil comes in many forms, whether it be a man-eating cow or
 Joseph Stalin, but you can't let the package hide the pudding!  Evil
 is just plain bad!  You don't cotton to it.  You gotta smack it in the
 nose with the rolled-up newspaper of goodness!  Bad dog!  Bad dog!"
                                --The Tick