kern/71424: user-ppp broken again - maybe xl(4) or ng_* bug?

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Mon Sep 6 19:30:25 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/71424; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at>
To: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at>
Cc: Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at>,
	FreeBSD-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: kern/71424: user-ppp broken again - maybe xl(4) or ng_* bug?
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 04:26:44 +0200

 On Mon, 06 Sep 2004, Gleb Smirnoff wrote:
 > Isn't this duplicate of kern/69133 ?
 No it isn't. kern/69133 is about the interface or netgraph not seeing
 the data packets if autonegotiation on the xl(4) interface is enabled
 (default setting), this is about user-ppp not getting the proper
 netgraph node type and aborting before even trying to communicate.
 > MA >5-CURRENT was fine recently
 > What do you mean? Post kern/69133 CURRENT was fixed for some time?
 > Can you give at least approximate dates?
 No, the problem in kern/69133 has apparently persisted, but I worked
 around it by forcing the xl1 interface to 10baseT/UTP as written in PR
 #69133. I was about to re-check if the problem persisted in BETA3 but
 found out that it now fails even earlier, before we get to the point
 where we might see problem #69133. Hence this new report.
 I'll quote the interesting part again, watch the "Unexpected node type"
 and Failed to open device:
 > M> ppp[885]: tun0: Phase: bundle: Establish
 > M> ppp[885]: tun0: Phase: deflink: closed -> opening
 > M> ppp[885]: tun0: Warning: xl1: Unexpected node type ``'' (wanted ``ether'')
 > M> ppp[885]: tun0: Chat: Failed to open device
 > M> ppp[885]: tun0: Phase: deflink: Enter pause (30) for redialing.
 Matthias Andree

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