Anyone interested in HDLC support for pppd ?

Bruce M. Simpson bms at
Tue Jun 3 16:40:56 UTC 2008

pfgshield-freebsd at wrote:
> Hello;
> I started playing a bit with net/pppd23 and I noticed there are some patches for FreeBSD-3.0 that were never committed (NetBSD certainly has them). Our pppd(8) is derived from the "samba" pppd port and should have them if we want to continue updating it.

Ed Schouten is currently rewriting the tty code. It sounds like line 
disciplines are about to go away, so pppd23 will most likely stop 
working at that point.

There's a Netgraph node ng_cisco which claims to support HDLC. Perhaps 
tweaking MPD to work with it is a better use of effort.

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