simplex-PPP was Re: [patch] drivers/net/plip.c

Pavel Machek (
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 00:46:56 +0100


> > While I'm at this, I believe that emulating an ethernet adapter bears
> > way to much overhead. It seems much more logical and efficient to use
> > the PPP protocal over the parallel wire. After all, PLIP is all about
> PPP has its own overhead. BTW, do we really want non-IP traffic
> over parallel line?
> > a point-to-point protocol. It might even make the driver simpler,
> > making it behave just like a supercharged serial port.
> Hrm... PLIP becoming a line discipline... Interesting. It doesn't
> fit too well into this scheme - we can't do transfers in both directions
> simultaneously.

Well, we might want to invent simplex-PPP. It would be _very_ handy
for IrDA stuff, because we might drop ugly IrDA stack and use simple


PS: Unfortunately, inventing simplex-PPP is not too easy. I tried to
do it once, and it worked very slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwly, and I was unable
to debug it :-(. But if anyone is capable of doing so, this might be
VERY nice hack.

I'm really 	   Pavel
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