Re: "Raw IP": is it possible?

Alan Cox (alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk)
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 02:55:54 +0000 (GMT)


> Let's say I wanted to transfer data through a WAN link from Linux to
> another Linux, but with, say, pure HDLC as the data link layer (instead of
> PPP, or Frame Relay, or X.25, or ...). Something like this:
>
> IP -> Hardware (which provides HDLC) -> Link -> Hardware -> IP
>
> Is it possible??

Yes

> Disadvantages??

Not a lot

> Comments??

Use the cisco hdlc encapsulation code in the 2.2/2.3.x drivers/net/syncppp.c
code. Thats basically the same stuff but with address checking and keepalives

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