Subject: Re: Attack of the clones: turning sl*, strip*, ppp* into cloners.
To: None <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/26/2002 15:10:06
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Brown <> writes:
    >> But, I can say:
    >> pseudo-device ppp 2
    >> and have ppp0/ppp1 as I do now?

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


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

  Yes, it would be good to do that for awhile so that people aren't confused.
("How come I do not have any PPP devices. Look, I compiled them into the

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