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Re: ppp

From: Daniel E Baumann
Subject: Re: ppp
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 13:08:36 -0500
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On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 09:26:12AM -0500, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> The LSMers said let there be ppp.  And there was:
>       ftp://walfield.org/pub/people/neal/ppp/ppp-latest.tar.gz
> Whether it works or not is another question; I did all of my testing
> without being able to dial in (i.e. I create a virtual matching on my
> box
> using a second pfinet stack.  You can see how I did this in
> ppp/examples/ppp/ppp.conf.hurd.virtual.link).  I was able to ping the
> other stack.  Today, I got my second box up and the serial line working.
> Unfortunately, it looks like fragmentation of packets is broken.  Oh
> well.  Here it is, maybe you can help me debug it.
> Thanks go out to Daniel for starting the port, Marcus for the pfinet
> stuff and Roland for pfinet and the bug therein (I learned a lot about
> the forwarding information base).  Oh yeah, you will need the patches
> that I posted on bug-hurd.
> For those interested, getting net access in France is a huge pain in the
> butt.  The French have a crap load of circular dependencies.  C'est la
> vie.  Maybe I will have a telephone line next week.  Maybe next month.
> Happy hacking.

Cool. I have been putzing with it but still cannot get it to dial in. If I
compile hurd from cvs and install it does this mean I can get rid of the various
hacks, like commenting out the gateway setting code and changing the select()
calls to use NULL for efds? There's fixes for all of these in cvs right?

Daniel E Baumann      danielb@freedevelopers.net 

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