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Re: destroy ppp(4) on closing tty

In article <>,
Martin Husemann  <> wrote:
>On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 02:24:34AM +0900, Yasuoka Masahiko wrote:
>> I thought we should consider compatibility with other OSs, so I looked
>> FreeBSD and Linux.  FreeBSD 7.0 remains ppp on all cases, and CentOS
>> 4.5 destroys on all cases, there is nothing we learn from these OSs.
>I have no strong opinion, but either of those seem more consistent to
>me than to make close() behave differently depending on history of the

Well, if pppd opened the device and pppd dies/exits/closes the device,
then the device should dissappear, otherwise in a system where you have
many ppp sessions happen dynamically you are end up with a lot of unused
ppp<N> interfaces. Of course you can teach pppd to remove the cloners...


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