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Re: i want to help ! how ?

On Sun, Jan 23, 2000 at 03:44:26PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2000 at 10:16:20AM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > 
> > Try to implement ppp.
> > It's shame fo GNU/Hurd nobody had already done it.
> It's certainly not a shame.
> > Download pppd and Linux's ppp sources, and
> > if you manage, GNU/Hurd will come much more popular in Europe
> There is a bit more behind it than porting Linux sources.
> If you really want to dive into it, you should contact Thomas Bushnell and
> get the necessary design information.
> Thanks,
> Marcus

I d/led the ppp source out of curiosity and took a look at what has to be 
done. Turns out the pppd itself is quite protable, and all system dependent 
functionality is isolated in sys-{os}.c files. However the most important part 
of the port is to introduce ppp support into pfinet. The current implemetation 
of pfinet is kinda shabby right now. From the looks of it, it can only handle 
one interface at a time and only either ethernet or loopback. So if anyone 
wants to port  ppp, they should also rewrite pfinet.


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