ppp compression module aliases?

Jerry Quinn jquinn at nortelnetworks.com
Mon Jun 21 06:28:12 EST 1999

I have a question that I'm not sure is best directed to kernel people or
user-space people as it crosses the line.

After a bunch of time trying to figure out why the ppp compression
modules weren't getting loaded automatically, I traced it the fact that
the appropriate aliases are not present in /etc/conf.modules.

In particular, the following aliases are required:

ppp-compress-21	= bsd-compress
ppp-compress-24 = ppp-deflate
ppp-compress-26 = ppp-deflate

I vaguely remember seeing this advice once in the past which I promptly
forgot.  So now I'd like to save others the headache and make sure this
get set up right.

The current situation is as follows: 

* modprobe 2.1.121 (which is apparently still the current version for R5
as of may 23 - I haven't reupdated) doesn't know these aliases

* The PPP HOWTO and FAQ don't mention these aliases

* The NET3 HOWTO doesn't mention these aliases

* The R4 and R5 installation don't seem to create these aliases ( If I'm
wrong about this and my install is broken, please let me know :-)

I figured this out by browsing the kernel sources ( not a bad activity,
but this info should also be elsewhere :-).

So I guess what I'm asking is if this should be in the kernel
documentation somewhere, some other documentation, or somewhere else. 
Or all of the above.

Or am I just misconfigured?


Jerry Quinn                             Tel: (514) 761-8737
jquinn at nortelnetworks.com               Fax: (514) 761-8505
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