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), 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.

OpenBSD 5.7                     October 1, 2014                    OpenBSD 5.7

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