Subject: Re: SLIP and slstats?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/02/2006 00:58:43
> It seems [as though] no one has missed [slstats] functionality - does
> anyone even use SLIP any more?

I'm not sure whether this constitutes an argument either way (indeed,
I'm not totally clear what's in question), but I still use SLIP
occasionally.  Not often, it's true, but when I do need it, not much
else will do.  (No, PPP won't; I spent most of a day once struggling to
convince PPP to bring a hardwired link back up without human
intervention for all orders of reboots and serial line
disconnect/reconnects, totally failing.  SLIP, on the other hand, Just
Worked - it's a good case of "too simple to break".  Now, it could be
that I just missed something when diddling with PPP, but even if so,
that I missed it argues that PPP is inferior in that it's difficult to
set up this way, even if in no other way.)

However, I don't recall ever using slstats even out of sheer curiosity.
I don't think I had even noticed its existence.

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