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From: Ivan Melotte <ivanmelotte@××.be>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Generic/Modular PPP (for 56k, DSL)
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 14:37:39
1 Hi,
3 I'm wondering if it would be possible to make the ppp scripts more
4 generic. I looked at /etc/init.d/net.ppp0 and noticed that this script
5 is merely used for making connections through "normal" modems.
7 Wouldn't it be better if /etc/init.d/net.ppp0 would also be used for making
8 DSL connections? I believe it's fairly easy to do so (in fact I use this
9 approach). For each connection type (56k, DSL,...), a PEER is created in
10 /etc/ppp/peers and a connection is made using "pppd call <peer-name>".
12 I know that the current script also uses "pppd call ...", but it also
13 contains parameters like MODEMPORT="/dev/ttyS1", NUMBER="9180000" and
14 LINESPEED="115200".
16 So I would propose to move the "peer specific" parameters to the
17 corresponding peer files in /etc/ppp/peers. This way
18 /etc/init.d/net.ppp0 becomes more clean and all types of ppp connections
19 are established using the same approach with corresponding config files
20 in the same place...
22 In case of rp-pppoe you wouldn't have to use adsl-start and adsl-stop.
24 Best regards,
25 Ivan Melotte