ppp



PPP(4)                       Device Drivers Manual                      PPP(4)


NAME

     ppp - Point-to-Point Protocol network interface


SYNOPSIS

     pseudo-device ppp


DESCRIPTION

     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
     netstart(8).


DIAGNOSTICS

     ppp0: afX not supported  The interface was handed a message with
     addresses formatted in an unsuitable address family; the packet was
     dropped.


SEE ALSO

     inet(4), pppoe(4), pppx(4), hostname.if(5), ifconfig(8), netstart(8),
     pppd(8), pppstats(8)


STANDARDS

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


HISTORY

     The ppp device appeared in OpenBSD 1.2.


BUGS

     Currently, only the ip(4) protocol is supported by this device.  Note
     that the pppoe(4) device does support ip6(4).

OpenBSD 5.9                      July 28, 2015                     OpenBSD 5.9

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