Re: [2002-04-06] Release Status Update
Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Thu 11 Apr 2002, Keith G. Murphy wrote:
> > Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 10:18:08AM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > > You only need pptp-linux if you use an Ethernet attached modem instead of the
> > > > USB attached modem (which is E50 cheaper).
> > >
> > > This does not make sence at all. PPTP is also a WAN Tunneling and VPN
> > > Protocol. How can a Linux Router speek PPTP without linux-pptp package? This
> > > is a often used VPN Solution to Windows servers. And if there is no bug, it
> > > is not a good idea to remove the package.
> > >
> > Do ya think they're talking about PPPOE, rather than pptp? It would
> > make more sense in that context...
> No, he's right; at least, the part about VPN is correct.
> Russell was speaking in the context of the common ADSL offering here in
> the Netherlands, where an Alcatel ADSL modem is commonly used. You have
> to speak PPTP to that modem, unless you can hack it (see earlier
Oh, OK, sorry to shed more obscurity on the issue. I just now searched
groups.google.com, and noticed another discussion about this issue:
At least you didn't get irritated! :-)
It was just hard for me to believe you needed PPTP to talk to an ADSL
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