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Re: RFC: PPP over X

To: Mitchell Blank Jr <mitch@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: RFC: PPP over X
From: jamal <hadi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 16:15:50 -0500 (EST)
Cc: Michal Ostrowski <mostrows@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, axboe@xxxxxxx, Mark Spencer <markster@xxxxxxxxx>, Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>, Marc Boucher <marc@xxxxxxx>, paulus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ben LaHaise <bcrl@xxxxxxxxxx>
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mitch> I agree, especially if you're running a PPPoE session server, where
mitch> you need hundreds of simultaneous sessions demuxed.
mitch>

You just need to be able to select and/or poll; you dont necessarily need
sockets for that

mitch> a protocol to the ppp_generic stuff can be.  Ignore the
mitch> ATTACH_ENCAPS
mitch> ioctl - I was smoking something when I decided I needed that...
mitch> really setting the encapsulation should be a seperate ioctl (like
mitch> setting the tty options in ppp_async works)
mitch>

I think it looks bad because you were trying to do this on pppd.
It should be OK if you did it in say a pppoatmd;

cheers
jamal




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