julian at elischer.org
Wed Jun 27 00:00:57 UTC 2007
Alexander Motin wrote:
> As I see situation now:
> ppp - good user-level implementation. Not very fast, but stable,
> flexible and able to be used with other programs like pppoed.
possibly there could be a program that can run and then
pass the connection to mpd. ppp Uses this technique to run in this way.
ppp processes can pass their open file descriptors to a central ppp
that is running in order to allow it to implement multilink.
>> Brian talked a bit about this at the last DevSummit.. It just needs
>> with the time and knowledge. Possibly Brian could work with Alex to
>> make sure that
>> all the functionality of ppp is in mpd. He did say that teh command
>> language would need
>> looking at to ensure that people would have a chance to convert their
> Mpd uses command language different from all others, but I think it is
> not a big problem. If we would compare supported PPP extensions then I
> think mpd will now win in most nominations.
> The main problem I think is a general usage differences. Mpd was planned
> and implemented as daemon. It have very limited foreground operation and
> integration abilities. pppd as example is able to be called from getty
> and terminate after link disconnect, while mpd does not. sppp is somehow
> used by i4b project, but I know nothing about it.
> If somebody could help me to make list of reasonable requirements and/or
> wanted usage examples then I surely will try to implement missing parts.
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