Subject: Re: Attack of the clones: turning sl*, strip*, ppp* into cloners.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 02/26/2002 15:10:06
>>>>> "Andrew" == Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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