HAL and PPP interfaces

Kay Sievers kay.sievers at vrfy.org
Wed Dec 8 09:58:56 PST 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 12:50 -0500, Joe Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 18:56 +0300, Andrei Yurkevich wrote:
> > Is it possible to know about appearance/removal of PPP interfaces with 
> > HAL? Since hotplug notifies about these interfaces being brought 
> > up/down, HAL could listen to that and provide the information about 
> > them. If that is not implemented (yet), would anybody be interested if I 
> > try to add support for monitoring PPP interfaces with HAL?
> I haven't used PPP in a while, so I'm not sure how it works at the
> system level, but I think it makes a lot of sense to merge these
> properties onto the modem device, similar to how the normal ethernet and
> wireless properties are merged onto the network card device.
> So I say go for it. :)

Most uses today are PPPoE, PPPoA (over Ethernet, ATM) I expect, which
may fit better into NetworkManager. I'm not sure if HAL really should
support devices without physical representation.
It seems a bit slippery, just like firewall, VPN, bridging interfaces...


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