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Re: pppd -- Sorry - this system lacks PPP kernel support

> Whatever ttys1 is, if it is pointed to by /dev/modem, or if it is
> mentioned directly in /etc/ppp/options, pppd will give the message:

>  Sorry - this system lacks PPP kernel support

> This sounds like a bug to me.  Does anyone here understand why pppd would
> give such a deceptive error message?

>From a quick galnce at the source, it looks like they test for ppp support
by trying to put the tty into the ppp discipline.  When this fails, they
assume it is due to lack of ppp support.  The tty does not seem to be
validated in any way.  I'd call it a bug.  Users find it very confusing.
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