Re: kerneld/request-route

Bo Johansson (
03 Jul 1996 15:57:04 +0200

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <> writes:

>> I do like the idea of a "demand device" that the default route entry could be
>> pointed to. Then that device would trigger dialing. That would eliminate the
>> objection to kerneld's approach of taking control away from the kernel.

Alan> We have a perfectly good demand IP device - its called SLIP over a pty. Its
Alan> stupid to burden the kernel down unneccessarily.

But to use diald, if you are using PPP then you have to add SLIP
to your kernel and run yet another daemon and still run kerneld
(if you want to load modules automatically), am I right?.
That doesn't seem like a good solution to me.