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I do ppp using 2.4.0 w/ redhat 7 now, no upgrades besides modultils and the
kernel :>
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Mackerras" <paulus@linuxcare.com.au>
To: "Albert D. Cahalan" <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>
Cc: <l_indien@magic.fr>; <jma@netgem.com>; <jfree@sovereign.org>;
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Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 2:45 AM
Subject: Re: Bug in ppp_async.c


> Albert D. Cahalan writes:
>
> > Even Red Hat 7 only has the 2.3.11 version.
> >
> > The 2.4.xx series is supposed to be stable. If there is any way
> > you could add a compatibility hack, please do so.
>
> Stable != backwards compatible to the year dot. ppp-2.4.0 has been
> out for over 5 months now. Adding the compatibility stuff back in
> would make the PPP subsystem much more complicated and less robust.
> And pppd is not the only thing you would have to upgrade if you are
> using a 2.4.0 with Red Hat 7.0 - I would expect that you would also at
> least have to upgrade modutils, and switch over from ipchains to
> iptables if you use the netfilter stuff.
>
> Paul.
>
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