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Re: Re-building Debian Kernal

On Sat, 10 May 2003, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 08:58:39AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Saturday 10 May 2003 01:28, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > Is there a particular reason why the packaged s390 kernel don't include
> > > the ppp module?
> > 
> > No, I don't think there is any reason except that ppp doesn't seem to make
> > much sense on a machine without support for serial ports.
> > 
> > Rod, may I ask what are actually doing with ppp?
> PPP is a protocol, not a device driver.  It does not depend on any
> particular hardware in order to be useful.  It works over any transport
> which provides a bidirectional stream of bytes.

I have, and thinking about doing again, used ppp over ssh to
build tunnels. Not of all that much use under VM to go from
instance to incance, where hiper-sockets/vlan is better, but
it can be handy to connect two machines' vlan without having
to deal with the networking crew.

Have you looked into ppoe or stunnel?


Karl Schlitt								

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