[pptp-server] NetBSD or Linux and LAN Inet connection

tmk tmk at netmagic.net
Mon Sep 27 04:23:40 CDT 1999

pptpd uses pppd as a way to interface with the kernel's networking subsystem
(create a network interface, etc) and only calls it when it needs it.
(basically whenever a pptp "call" comes in) You dont need to share serial
ports, just have the pppd binary on your system.

I dont know about netBSD.. i'm a linux nut =)

----- Original Message -----
From: Scott R. Burns <Scott.Burns at Netcontech.Com>
To: <pptp-server at lists.schulte.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 8:13 PM
Subject: [pptp-server] NetBSD or Linux and LAN Inet connection

> I am looking at setting up a PPTP server in a clients office to allow
> Windows workstations in remote offices to connect. The server in the head
> office will be connected to the internet via a ADSL line with a dedicated
> router at the site with a second NIC card in the PC (ie. No modems on the
> "pptpd" server, just a second NIC connected to the ISP supplied router.
> It would appear that PPTP is somehow integrated with the 'pppd' software ?
> Does this mean that the software will only work if the pptpd is running on
> a host offering it's serial ports up via pppd ?
> Is this true ?
> Can I offer up PPTP connections from the host if I am not running pppd on
> it ?
> Has anyone run on NetBSD V1.3.1 or higher on Ix86 ?
> Thanks
> Scott...
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