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Re: PPP over Ethernet?
On Wed, Jun 03, 1998 at 11:57:51PM -0700, Bill Woodcock wrote: > The standard for PPP over Ethernet is L2TP. The pre-standard proprietary > implementations were L2F and PPTP, from Cisco and Microsoft, respectively. > I believe you'll find Internet Drafts on all three. > > The idea is neither "highly bogus" nor used in association with 10Base-T > cross-over cables. It's used to tunnel ATCP, IPCP, IPXCP, et cetera over > IP. Yes, Bill, but over _IP_... not over a _raw_ ethernet cable; as Vijay pointed out, the Ethernet cards are going to apply some sort of L2 ethernet framing regardless of what you feed them; the original poster appeared to want to run PPP at layer 2, instead of it's customary layer 2.5. :-) Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth email@example.com Member of the Technical Staff Unsolicited Commercial Emailers Sued The Suncoast Freenet "Two words: Darth Doogie." -- Jason Colby, Tampa Bay, Florida on alt.fan.heinlein +1 813 790 7592 Managing Editor, Top Of The Key sports e-zine ------------ http://www.totk.com