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Re: why was um-pppd removed?

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: why was um-pppd removed?
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 18:23:06 +0200
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On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 06:06:25PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Interface compatible to what?  The um-pppd package comes from BSD, and the
> pfinet tunnel device is interface compatible to BSD's tunnel device.

oh. I didn't know about tunnel devices; that probably confused me.

> 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.

but modern *BSDs use a kernel-space "Linux approach". are you sure
um-pppd is still maintained?

Robert Millan

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