MirOS Manual: ppp(4)

PPP(4)                     BSD Programmer's Manual                      PPP(4)

NAME

     ppp - point to point protocol network interface

SYNOPSIS

     pseudo-device ppp [count]

DESCRIPTION

     The ppp interface allows serial lines to be used as network interfaces
     using the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).

     A ppp interface can be created at runtime using the ifconfig pppN create
     command or by setting up a hostname.if(5) configuration file for
     netstart(8).

     The ppp interface can use various types of compression and has many
     features over the SLIP protocol used by the sl(4) interface.

DIAGNOSTICS

     ppp%d: af%d not supported  The interface was handed a message with ad-
     dresses formatted in an unsuitable address family; the packet was
     dropped.

SEE ALSO

     inet(4), sl(4), pppd(8), pppstats(8)

     The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), RFC 1661, July 1994.

HISTORY

     The ppp device appeared in OpenBSD 1.2.

BUGS

     Currently, only the ip(4) protocol is supported.

MirOS BSD #10-current          August 10, 1996                               1

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