I currently have a little linux box running as a nat router for a
wired and a wireless subnet. It's on kernel 2.2. I wanted to upgrade
to kernel 2.4 so that I can take advantage of some of the iptables
features. I got my kernel all set up with ppp and everything I would
need, and then rebooted to test it. I had rp-pppoe 3.1 on it, but
upgraded to rp-pppoe with an rpm. When trying to connect, it always
timed out. Checking the logs, I saw that it's missing some device
"tty-ldisc-3". Reading more on their site, it looked like I needed to
go for kernel mode pppoe. I re-compiled the kernel, got the patched
pppd and pppoe source and built all the binaries and am ready to test.
My question is: should it not have worked until I got kernel-mode ppp
set up? So should it work now that I do? They keep saying that
kernel-mode ppp is experimental; is it stable enough to depend on?
I'd much rather have a stable router than a 2.4-powered one. Can
anyone offer a suggestion or experience?
Comments on how my wavelan2_cs situation will go are also welcomed :)