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ppp - point to point protocol network interface

 

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

BUGS

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

Sections

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