Subject: Re: Attack of the clones: turning sl*, strip*, ppp* into cloners.
To: Michael Richardson <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/26/2002 13:52:34
> But, I can say:
>pseudo-device ppp 2
> and have ppp0/ppp1 as I do now?

not currently, no, because in the kernel code that supports ppp, it
used to check to see how many (possibly zero) interfaces of a specific
type ( in this case ppp) you wanted, but cloning interfaces simply
check to see if you want it or not.

that said, adding such a facility for automatic pre-creation of
cloning interfaces ought not to be very hard.

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