rp-pppoe-2.3 + synchronous = 100% frame errors!

rp-pppoe-2.3 + synchronous = 100% frame errors!

Post by Peter Bloomfiel » Tue, 14 Nov 2000 04:00:00


I recently upgraded rp-pppoe to 2.3, and was encouraged to try
synchronous mode (comments in pppoe.conf aren't as forbidding as they
were).  It works fine (line in N_HDLC discipline), and seems to be
faster than before (no timing, just a sense).

However...ifconfig ppp0 now reports 100% frame errors (pppd is from
ppp-2.4.0b2, but the ppp module appears to be 2.3.7, RH6.2).  Is this
anything to be concerned about?  It doesn't seem to be causing any
problems, but might it be making the line less reliable?  TIA for any

$ ifconfig ppp0
ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol  
          inet addr:a.b.c.d  P-t-P:e.f.g.h  Mask:
          RX packets:1185 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1185
          TX packets:1331 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:10


Nov 13 19:36:13 mybox pppd[7069]: pppd 2.4.0b4 started by root, uid 0
Nov 13 19:36:13 mybox pppd[7069]: Using interface ppp0
Nov 13 19:36:13 mybox pppd[7069]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/0
Nov 13 19:36:13 mybox pppoe[7070]: Changed pty line discipline to N_HDLC
for synchronous mode
Nov 13 19:36:31 mybox pppd[7069]: local  IP address a.b.c.d
Nov 13 19:36:31 mybox pppd[7069]: remote IP address e.f.g.h


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