In-kernel PPPoE

Alexander Motin mav at
Tue Dec 7 07:50:20 UTC 2010

On 06.12.2010 03:45, David Rhodus wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Andriy Gapon<avg at>  wrote:
>> on 05/12/2010 22:30 Julian Elischer said the following:
>>> On 12/5/10 9:30 AM, Bernd Walter wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 12:14:21PM -0500, Pierre Lamy wrote:
>>>>> Just curious about why the in-kernel PPPoE interface was never ported
>>>>> from NetBSD or OpenBSD, to FreeBSD. Does anyone know why?
>>>> Maybe because everyone who cares about in-kernel uses the FreeBSD
>>>> in-kernel ng_pppoe via mpd?
>>>>>   From using it for a long time in OpenBSD I always found it quite stable
>>>>> and easy to use.
>>>> The same is true with mpd/ng_pppoe.
>>> while I like mpd, I should point out that the regular 'in source' ppp that comes
>>> with
>>> freebsd also uses the in-kernel netgraph pppoe module.   I use it 24 x 7 on my
>>> gateway
>>> as I never got around to installing mpd and it "did the job".
>> BTW, there is a rumor that mpd may become an 'in source' program too.
> Does mpd work in -current ? Last tried I, netgraph had problems with mpd.

Sure it does! What is the problem?

Alexander Motin

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