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SubjectRe: MLPPP in kernels 2.2.x w/ PPP v2.4.1
These are excerpts from ppp 2.4.1 README.linux file:


...

The Linux PPP implementation includes both kernel and user-level
parts. This package contains the user-level part, which consists of
the PPP daemon (pppd) and associated utilities. In the past this
package has contained updated kernel drivers. This is no longer
necessary, as the current 2.2 and 2.4 kernel sources contain
up-to-date drivers.

...

2.1 Kernel driver

Assuming you are running a recent 2.2 or 2.4 (or later) series kernel,
the kernel source code will contain an up-to-date kernel PPP driver.
If the PPP driver was included in your kernel configuration when your
kernel was built, then you only need to install the user-level
programs. Otherwise you will need to get the source tree for your
kernel version, configure it with PPP included, and recompile. Most
Linux distribution vendors ship kernels with PPP included in the
configuration.

...

Hope this helps,

Koral



Ivan Passos wrote:
>
> Hello, everyone,
>
> The quick question: if I install PPP 2.4.1 in a Linux box w/ kernel 2.2.x,
> will I have support to MLPPP??
>
> Now, the explanation for my doubt. I've seen several (actually 3)
> different MLPPP implementations for older versions of PPP/pppd (namely
> 2.3.5 and 2.3.11). I'd like to know if once I install PPP 2.4.1 in a
> system w/ kernel 2.2.x, I kill my need for these kind of patches in order
> to support MLPPP. Or would I still need some kind of patch, even for PPP
> 2.4.1, to have MLPPP support in kernels 2.2.x??
>
> I know that for kernels 2.4.x these patches are not needed.
>
> Thanks in advance for your help!
>
> Later,
> Ivan
>
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