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    Add L2TP support. · c3480c5c
    Paul Mackerras authored
    Patch from James Chapman.
    
    This patch adds support for L2TP. It allows pppd to interface with the
    pppol2tp driver in the Linux kernel. All data packets are handled by
    the Linux kernel in order that the datapath be as efficient as
    possible, while a userspace daemon implements the L2TP control
    protocol, handling tunnel/session setup and teardown. The
    implementation uses the PPPoX infrastructure; the architecture is
    similar to PPPoE/PPPoATM in that a userspace daemon spawns a pppd
    process per PPP session and uses a protocol-specific plugin to connect
    pppd with the kernel.
    
    The pppol2tp Linux kernel driver was integrated in the Linux kernel
    from 2.6.23. For earlier kernels, an out of tree driver is available
    from the pppol2tp-kmod package on the OpenL2TP project site at
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/openl2tp.
    Signed-off-by: 's avatarJames Chapman <jchapman@katalix.com>
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