[nycbug-talk] openbsd in kernel pppoe stability

Brad Schonhorst bschonhorst
Thu Sep 1 11:58:54 EDT 2005

On Sep 1, 2005, at 11:04 AM, pete wright wrote:

> On 9/1/05, Brad Schonhorst <bschonhorst at vcsnyc.org> wrote:
>> 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...
> cool, so I'll roll back to that in a bit and see how we do.
> I did some digging in the archives and sure enough there is a recent
> patch to -CURRENT addressing the same problem I'm seeing.  Sadly, it
> does not look like it's been backported to 3.7.

Just to verify, were your troubles with the userland implementation  
or in kernel?  I'm just curious for when I get around to upgrading.

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