Re (4): [Oberon] PPP and overall Oberon coordination

peter_easthope at peter_easthope at
Thu May 22 17:59:40 CEST 2003


cg> So you have an example of 'authentication prior to PAP' ?

No.  The proprietary interface to FirstClass 
is completely separate from the Internet
interface.  Each interface has its own  
modems.  The Internet interface is provided
by a Vicom router which is strictly 
conformant to RFCs as far as I have seen.

I've never seen nor read of authentication 
prior to PAP.  Just trying to understand 
your problem with authentication.

cg> Which the 2001 version of n-o didn't 'handle' ?

The only serious problem I had with PPP 
was simply that Oberon PPP did not know 
to negotiate DNS addresses.  The details 
are explained in my PPP notes.

cg> How did you 'fix' it ?

The only effective way to understand a
problem with PPP is to trace every detail 
in the log and study pertinent RFCs.  
Misunderstanding one detail can put you 
on the wrong track.

cg> Is it good to just fix your own problem and allow n-o to remain
non-compliant ?

Absolutely not.  I have been working on 
Oberon PPP and still intend to fix DNS 
negotiation if nobody else does.

Regards,        Peter E.

More information about the Oberon mailing list