pppd crashes, was: kde-freebsd

Eric Masson emss at free.fr
Fri Feb 9 16:24:54 UTC 2007

Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at optushome.com.au> writes:


> Actually, kernel PPP has one significant (at least theoretical)
> advantage over user ppp:  Network data is not pushed through the
> kernel/userland interface an additional two times.  This is irrelevant
> for low-speed modem interfaces but could be significant for PPPoE on
> high-speed broadband.

Right, and an up to date pppd in base would be imho really nice to have.
Kernel pppoe as in Net/Open would be an alternative to net/mpd.
(No, I'm not volunteering to port NetBSD's kernel ppp to FreeBSD as my
C & kernel programming skills are way under required level)

> Keep in mind that a firewall host is likely to be a slow box - either
> a pensioned-off desktop or a mini-ITX style system.

That sometimes run other apps...

 Et manque de bol, ça accélère énormément cette nouvelle version (à
 croire que l'ancienne était codée en 68k et utilisait ApplScript).
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