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Re: why was um-pppd removed?

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: why was um-pppd removed?
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 18:06:25 +0200
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On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 03:45:25PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 01:00:53AM +0200, Farid Hajji wrote:
> > 
> > If um-pppd is unwelcome in the debian archives, why not
> > add it temporarily in the hurd sources, perhaps with the
> > intent of turning it later into a ppp translator?
> sounds like a good idea; then we don't have to maintain the part
> of ppp that traditionally lived in userland, since we have it
> in debian's ppp package (which is kernel-agnostic)
> i don't have time (or interest) for this myself. could someone add to
> the Hurd's task list in Savannah about writing an interface-compatible
> ppp translator?

Interface compatible to what?  The um-pppd package comes from BSD, and the
pfinet tunnel device is interface compatible to BSD's tunnel device.  So we
already do what you suggest: The traditional userland (um-pppd) is not
maintained by us, and we provide a compatible interface in the Hurd.  We
just don't use the Linux approach but the BSD approach, which is more in
line with our design.

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