unixdev.net


Switch to SpeakEasy.net DSL

The Modular Manual Browser

Home Page
Manual: (FreeBSD-5.4-RELEASE)
Page:
Section:
Apropos / Subsearch:
optional field

PPP(4)                   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                   PPP(4)

NAME
     ppp -- point to point protocol network interface

SYNOPSIS
     device ppp

DESCRIPTION
     The ppp interface allows serial lines to be used as network interfaces
     using the point-to-point protocol.  The ppp interface can use various
     types of compression and has many features over the sl(4) protocol.

     Each ppp interface is created at runtime using interface cloning.  This
     is most easily done with the ifconfig(8) create command or using the
     cloned_interfaces variable in rc.conf(5).

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

SEE ALSO
     inet(4), intro(4), sl(4), pppd(8), pppstats(8)

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

BSD                             August 10, 1996                            BSD