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Description of problem:
pptpd is needed to create simple Windows VPNs, so it should be in wide use and even wider need. However, it requires a patched kernel. Patching the already multi-patched RHEL kernels is a minor nightmare, so it would be really nice to have the extra ppp modules there by default.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Spend hours patching the kernel.
2. Read your mail. Find an RHSA there, telling you that a new kernel was just released.
3. Start over again.
Internal RFE bug #142325 entered; will be considered for future releases.
The patches needed can be found at
, mppe and related are the crucial ones. Most of the patch work has been done
and the pptpd project is already very rpm-oriented, so merging into RHEL ought
to be fairly easy.
NEEDINFO_PM status has been obsoleted. Changing status to NEEDINFO and assigning
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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