Subject: Re: IP Tunneling I think ?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael C. Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 01/25/1999 20:49:53
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>>>>> "Todd" == Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Todd> On 25 Jan 1999, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
Todd> : > > is probably what the user was asking. And to answer that,
Todd> NetBSD does not : > > support PPTP yet. : > : > No, not yet. Doe
Todd> other *BSD or Linux? : : PPTP is an abortion. I don't know that we
Todd> *should* support it.
Todd> Abortion or not, `it's interoperability.' sigh.
Todd> Perhaps this is a job for the tun interface and a userland
As I understand PPTP, one ought to be able to open a UDP socket (or an
IPPROTO_ESP socket and implement the UDP in your daemon) and a pty. Connect
pppd on the slave side of the PTY, and just move packets back and forth.
PPTP essentially creates tunnel for the PPP layer packets on top of
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