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 14:18:15
>>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.

hmm...since you'd like to say

	pseudo-device ppp 2

and end up with two off the bat, but i'd like to say

	pseudo-device ppp

and just get the capability...there would also have to be a
distinction between "asking for something" (which defines, eg, NPPP to
1) and "asking for some of something" (which, in your case, would
define NPPP to 2).

the value of 1 would have a double meaning that would have to be
worked out somehow.

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