On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 22:42 -0600, Tambet Ingo wrote:
> Heya,
> After all these ppp manager mails I decided to see what really is
> missing from NM to add some new PPP based connections (NM supposedly
> supported only PPP over serial line). I chose PPPoE since I need to
> implement it anyway. Turns out, it's as easy as I imagined it would
> be. Well, almost. There's one issue that needs fixing. The current
> interaction between ppp manager and pppd plugin is over dbus and
> plugin emits signals when stuff changes and manager listens for these.
> It has to be the other way around (manager has to register a
> well-known service on dbus and plugin needs to call it's methods).
> Otherwise, there's no way the plugin can ask for credentials when it
> needs them for CHAP or PAP. So that and UI are missing for now.

Sounds good; though are you advocating using the ppp-manager D-Bus
service for all communication, or just for the secrets callback stuff?
I think for now we should just add the secrets methods to the
ppp-manager and keep the rest of the interaction the same, if just to
keep churn low.

Note that we'll still need a generic secrets callback in the pppd plugin
so that PAP/CHAP work correctly, right?  Even for mobile broadband.


> Attached are the patches to implement PPPoE. 407 insertions, 16 deletions.
> Tambet
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