Subject: Re: USB ADSL modems
To: Brian Somers <email@example.com>
From: Nick Hibma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/23/2000 10:30:39
What's the RFC 1483 in
USB: bridging (RFC1483) and PPPoA (RFC 2364)
> > > BT)
> > > and runs PPPoA. There's some information about the modem on the Alcatel
> > > web site. It's a strange-looking thing (a bit like the mini-sub from
> > > "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"). Allegedly someone is working on
> > > a Linux driver, but is there a chance it might Just Work with the NetBSD
> > > umodem driver? Also, does NetBSD have support for PPPoA?
> > >
> > > BT say that only W98SE and W2000 are supported. I don't posess either
> > > of
> > > these pieces of shit, and have no intention of ever buying them, so I'll
> > > wait at least until it's known to work under Linux (and maybe the price
> > > has dropped a bit)
> > Hi,
> > in Germany ADSL works AFAIK with a network card and uses PPP over
> > Ethernet. It should be the same here in Austria. Linux is reported to run just
> > fine with their PPPoE implementation, I do not know if NetBSD currently
> > supports it.
> NetBSD has a PPPoE implementation in the pkgsrc repository, but I
> haven't used it.
> A PPPoE implmentation has just been committed to OpenBSD as an
> external binary that works with ppp(8) (user-ppp).
> A PPPoE implementation using ppp(8) and netgraph has been in
> FreeBSD since last November.
> > mike
> As for PPPoA - myself and Nick Hibma (a USB guy) have been
> speculating about what these things actually are - now I see
> the light :-0
> Brian <brian@Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]FreeBSD.org>
> <http://www.Awfulhak.org> <brian@[uk.]OpenBSD.org>
> Don't _EVER_ lose your sense of humour !
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