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                                             PPP FWI Letter from the editor
                         1. LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
                                     
       Important Changes
      
       Introduction
      
       Information wanted
      
       CD-ROM policy
      
       DISCLAIMER
      
1.0 Important Changes

  1995-JULY
  
    Started to implement explicit CD-ROM policy.
   
    Updated once again part about NeXT PPP.
   
    Updated some commercial products from my email backlog.
   
  OLDER CHANGES
  
    none.
   
  VERY OLD CHANGES
  
    Updated part about          SVR4 ppp (5.3.1).
   
    (5.6.3) added blurb about ISPA, a msdos computer "packet driver" which
   - among other de facto used protocols - also supports PPP over ISDN,
   hopefully as of the RFC.
   
    few days or weeks ago added some vendors of PPP soft- and hardware in
   part7/part8. I want to express, that that list, as any other information
   in this postings/document, can't contain all products available, as I
   can't possibly read all publications/advertisements all over the world
   and put them in; I only include what people tell me or I stumble about.
   See the disclaimer.
   
    switched to another PPP relevant RFC search machine. It is still
   situated in Europe (this time in Germany), so ppl. shouldn't use it at
   regular intervals if from abroad.
   
1.1 Introduction

   I took the Information in Ed Vielmetti's FAQ files, my personal
   experience, and lots of stuff from comp.protocols.ppp, and built a new
   document. Later, lots of people contributed at one or the other place.
   
   This document will be reposted fortnightly, as soon as it is fairly
   stable, and weekly till then. Changed sections should be marked in the
   Table of Contents with a ! or + for something got added or - for
   something got deleted.
   
1.2 Information Wanted

   If you have experience with anything mentioned here, or know of newer
   versions, or of versions of software for other hardware/OS, or ... send
   me mail. I'll include it and possibly mention your name, if you don't
   express otherwise.
   
   The last paragraph applies explicitly to the authors themselves! Keep me
   informed, please. If you send me complete entries, consider to get the
   HTML version from http://theory.cs.uni-bonn.de/ppp/part?.html and send
   me an edited version.
   
CD-ROM policy

   This sample of documents was collected by me from the various sources,
   including the Usenet news and direct contributions from others. I
   started with it before the outbreak of the CD ROM plague, so the special
   issue of ppl. collecting machine readable data, storing them to master
   disks and selling copies thereof never occured.
   
   Personally, I think that pressing higly dynamic data collections (like
   FAQ lists) to write-once media is a very stupid thing to do. However,
   there might be reasons to include the PPP-FAQ with other data; e.g.,
   when preparing a NetBSD distribution on CD-ROM, an off-line readable
   copy of the PPP FAQ might be helpful for those wanting to set up a PPP
   connection from their newly aquired NetBSD for the first time... how
   could they access the online copy without having a working PPP
   connection?
   
   In the last few years I got lots of requests to allow the PPP FAQ to be
   added to such CD-ROMs. As I never had asked for such permissions from
   the contributors, I was not able to say "yes", even if I would have
   given the permission for my own work.
   
   If you contribute s.th., please state clearly if you would allow
   inclusion of the information to CD-ROM collections.
   
   At the moment, I can't give the permission to copy this stuff to CD-ROMs
   which are sold afterwards, even if I would like to, for the stated
   reasons.
   
DISCLAIMER

   I want to express that any information in this posting or its follow-ups
   is provided on an "AS-IS" basis as a service to my colleagues at other
   Universities, without any implied or explicit warranties.
   
   To be more precise:
   
       I don't promise that all freely available programs are contained, or
      that programs described here are (still) available, or ar suited for
      anything useful better or worse than others. If you wan't me to
      include s.th., tell me about it; but I don't promise that I'll
      include it the same day or week or at all.
      
       I don't promise that commercial products contained here exist, that
      all commercial products in existance are contained here, or that
      products contained here are suited for anything useful better or
      worse than others. If any vendors feel their product should be
      included, and tells me about it, I probably would do it; but I don't
      promise that I'll include it the same day or week or at all.
      
   After all, doing this FAQ isn't my primary duty at work.
   
                              Ignatios Souvatzis  <ignatios@cs.uni-bonn.de>
                                                                           
   
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