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    SubjectRe: pppd broken in 2.1.27/28?
    On 6 Mar 1997, Kohtala Marko wrote:

    > deathlock <> writes:
    > > when i compiled 2.1.27 i noticed that when i connected via pppd, some
    > > little things started happening in the interface config.... for example
    > >
    > > ppp0 Link encap:Point-Point Protocol
    > > inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:
    > > UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING MTU:1524 Metric:32767
    > > RX packets:0 errors:2269 dropped:0 overruns:0
    > > TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:3538 overruns:0
    > The structures for the statistics have changed as well as /proc
    > outputs. New ifconfig is needed.
    > However, there seems not to exist a new version of the net-tools. The
    > 1.32-alpha does not yet have the needed support.
    > I assume there is work progressing to update the tools.

    You can try the IPv6 net-tools. I have an updated version available from

    They _ought_ to work on IPv4 only machines, and I believe they support the
    new statistics correctly (and compile under glibc). I'd be interested to
    hear of success or failure reports.


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