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Re: PPP over Ethernet?

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Thu Jun 04 10:25:56 1998

Nah, They never heard of virtual circuits.

Seriously, PPP over IP is a way of building a cheap VPN. The thing is that
SSH already does that job much better.

At 10:05 PM 6/3/98 -0700, dirk@power.net wrote:
>I guess the poster wants to connect two ethernet cards directly to
>each other using a crossover cable. This could save the ethernet
>overhead. Plus it would probably make for easier bonding of multiple
>paralell links. Could be interesting...
>
>Dirk
>
>On Wed, Jun 03, 1998 at 11:40:22PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> 
>> Zachary DeAquila writes:
>> > Anyone ever heard anything about PPP over Ethernet?  Is there an
>> > encapsulation standard for it?
>> 
>> The idea sounds highly bogus. PPP is a way of adding packetization and 
>> content types to a serial link. Ethernet has both already. Besides,
>> PPP is a point to point thing, an ethernet is a bus.
>> 
>> .pm
>

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