Re: getting newer version of pppd
From: Kris Kennaway (kkenn_at_xor.obsecurity.org)
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 23:00:03 GMT
On 2004-03-12, Alvin <email@example.com> wrote:
> I gave up trying to dial ADSL with the native pppoe provided by FreeBSD
> 4.9 and am trying to use Roaring Penguin. FAiling that, i will have to buy
> a router.
> I downloaded version 2.0 of rp-pppoe and compiled and installed it on
> FreeBSD 4.9 with no problems. I then proceeded to adsl-setup and
> everything looked good. However, on adsl-start, i got a message
> unrecognized option pty (something like that). I checked up the rp-pppoe
> website and it says to make sure /etc/ppp/options is empty. I don't even
> have that file.
> Then, make sure i have version 2.3.7 of pppd. 4.9 only has 2.3.5. I tried
> to looks on ports to find pppd but could not find it. How can i upgrade to
> a newer pppd?
> does FreeBSD 5.2.1 use pppd 2.3.7? If so, i just might try using 5.2.1
> isntead. I know it may be in development, but at least i may be able to
> get online with it!
pppd is unmaintained in FreeBSD; most people seem to use ppp(8), which
also supports PPPoE natively (no need for weirdo linnex applications :-)