Q&A

Q1:My ISP says it will support Linux, but not FreeBSD. What do I do?
A1: Consider yourself lucky. Most ISPs won't even go so far as to offer a helping hand to Linux users; what they usually don't realize, though, is that Linux and FreeBSD behave almost the same way when it comes to PPP. The details of implementation might vary, but at least you know that the ISP doesn't rely on Windows-based software in order for you to connect. That's all you really need to worry about.
Q2:Why is it called “kernel PPP”?
A2: FreeBSD actually supports two kinds of PPP connections: kernel PPP and user PPP. This hour talked about kernel PPP because it's more straightforward, and support for PPP is built in to the FreeBSD kernel by default; however, if you're ...

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