MirBSD manpage: ppp(4)

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


     ppp - point to point protocol network interface


     pseudo-device ppp [count]


     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

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


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


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

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


     The ppp device appeared in OpenBSD 1.2.


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

MirBSD #10-current             August 10, 1996                               1

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