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On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 03:55:28AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 08:14:50AM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> > 
> > The other two I'm not sure about but in the future if somebody did the
> > work to switch strip(4) and slip(4) to auto-cloning devices, the ENABLE
> > for those could be dropped..
> I think strip(4) should be removed.  Technically -- if the hardware it
> was written for still exists anywhere -- it would work, but only if
> someone had enough of the ancient radios to build a mesh network, since
> Metricom went boom and turned off all their repeaters a decade ago.

> I am not sure what should be done with slip(4).  It is possible that, by
> now, it should be removed too.

Agree. If it were a regular, dumb network driver I wouldn't have an opinion
but it's complicated by the fact that it interacts with both the tty and
networking subsystems. And it's not really useful at this point.

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