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Re: Tried to compile pppd but no luck

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 02:54:46PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 01:28:00PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
> >    
> > no.  "sys-bsd.c" is the code to talk to a BSD-like ppp kernel driver.
> > you will definately want this.
> ouch. I thought the /dev/ppp ioctl interface was standarised..

That's a joke right? "ioctl" and "standardized" in the same sentence...

> > (hmmm my netbsd tree only has sys-bsd.c ....)  i really would be surprised
> > if sys-linux.c is what you want for a freebsd kernel.
> well, if this is for the kernel "bsd" is what we want of course :)
> I'll have a look at it.
> (for libc/userland, i can say with experience it's a common thing that
> sources say "linux" when they really mean Glibc)

Sure, but pppd is doing things with the kernel. Therefore that rule will
get you in trouble.

> >    This is getting more confusing :(. Maybe it means FreeBSD 3.x and lower
> >    didn't support PPP natively..
> > 
> > freebsd have changed preferred ppp implemetation from the normal pppd
> > that everyone else (heh) uses to their userland ppp that uses tun(4)
> > instead of ppp(4) i think?
> ok I just hope they didn't change the /dev/ppp interface.

I'll have it taken care of in soon-to-be available packages. :)


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