[nycbug-talk] openbsd in kernel pppoe stability

Brad Schonhorst bschonhorst
Thu Sep 1 09:51:55 EDT 2005

On Aug 31, 2005, at 9:51 PM, pete wright wrote:

> hey all,
>     i've been running my soekris box with openbsd to connect to my  
> dsl router (which is in bridged mode) for my main 'net connect.   
> i've been having *serious* connectivity problems, so bad in fact  
> I've got a cron running every five min's to check my pppoe  
> interface.  if it's down it bring's it back up (does the whole ppp  
> authentication dance).  yuck!  i was assuming that in kernel pppoe  
> would be better than using a userland implementation.  i'm hoping  
> that i'm still correct, my first assumption is that covad sucks and  
> so does my dsl router.  but before i waste a night on the phone  
> with covad, has anyone had any stability issues with 3.7 and in  
> kernel pppoe setups?  i'm using a real vanilia setup...pretty much  
> strait from the man page.  nothing crazy going on in pf land  
> either...some filtering and redirection.....
> thx
> -p

Hmmm.... I've been using a userland ppp setup (also on a soekris box  
openbsd 3.5) for quite some time now and not had any issues...

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