What is LFS anyway?

Don Smith dss-lfs at cfl.rr.com
Tue May 11 12:18:56 PDT 2004

Daniel Espinoza wrote:

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> On Tuesday 11 May 2004 14:49, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>>Jerry Gaiser wrote:
>>>On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 08:03, Don Smith wrote:
>>>>BTW, people are moving away
>>>>from dialup to always on connections and therefore will never need pppd.
>>>>I do not believe 99% of the people need pppd. Also many people do not
>>>>need dhcp (I personally have a router/firewall that does dhcp for me).
> I am using bellsouth DSL with a SpeedTouch Modem (and I am on-line 24/7), and 
> I need to use pppd (patched for PPPoATM and some tricks to install the 
> appropriated modules) with PPPoATM, no DHCPD (no for that at least).
> But I think that it may be enough to point out those needs (networking, etc.) 
> at the end of the book (as someone already propose early in this thread), and 
> hopefully have as many instructions as possible in the BLFS book... I think 
> that we ought to reach an agreement an move on.
> Best
> Daniel
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The point was not that PPP isn't needed by many - obviously it is. The 
point is that another large segment of users do NOT need nor want PPP 
and therefore that is an invalid argument for including it in the book.

Besides I believe it has now been settled and networking beyond static 
IP's will remain in the BLFS book.

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