Manual Reference Pages - MPD5 (8)
- netgraph multi-link PPP daemon
is a user mode PPP daemon using the
By using Netgraph,
combines the robustness and flexibility of a user-mode PPP implementation
with the speed and reliability of kernel-mode packet forwarding.
All PPP negotiation is handled in user level code, while all data
intensive operations such as encryption, compression, and multi-link
framing are handled strictly in the kernel.
Mpd supports several link layer types, a fully event-driven modem chat
scripting language, and other features.
netgraph node that is placed between a
netgraph interface one or more link layer devices,
performing multi-link PPP negotiation and encapsulation. In multi-link PPP a
is a collection of one or more
between two peers. Each link corresponds to some device (e.g.,
a modem), and each bundle corresponds to one netgraph interface.
The idea is to use all of the links, together connected to a remote
peer also performing multi-link PPP, to utilize their combined
bandwidth. Packets routed through the netgraph interface travel in
multi-link fragments over all of the links.
Each link is a normal PPP link and can deliver complete packets
as well, so redundancy is another benefit.
Attempts to connect two links in the same bundle to different peers,
or to a peer that is not configured for multi-link PPP, will fail.
In general, everything is controlled by executing commands which are either
entered via the console command line or read from a configuration file. If
is running as a background daemon, the console can be made accessible via
Since commands may apply to a single link, the console prompt always shows the
in that bundle.
On startup mpd run commands from the
label of config file.
After that, if
is supplied, mpd looks config file for a matching label and runs the
is not supplied, mpd looks for label named
Mpd is fully documented in the mpd manual, which is available in HTML.
The manual can be found in the directory
Mpd supports the following command options:
Detach from the terminal and run as a background deamon.
Specify a configuration directory other than the default,
Specify an initial configuration file other than the default,
Terminate daemon after the last link shutdown.
Specify an lock/process ID storage file other than the default
Kill any existing
daemon currently running. The same pidfile must be used.
Identifier to use for
The default -
Service name to use for
The default -
Display the program version and exit.
Display invocation usage and exit.
Directory containing the mpd manual
Default configuration file directory
Modem chat scripts
Account name, password pairs
Stored process ID and lock file
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