Re: is a java pppoe possible?
"Daniel Pitts" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Dennis A. Vitali wrote:
Does the microedition allow for pppoe execution. I've only seen stuff
DatagramServer and DatagramClient examples? Would like to see if I can
pppoe over wifi with handhelds!
Dennis A. Vitali
Its my understanding that PPPoE is lower on the protocol stack then
most people need to worry about. If it works over TCP/IP, it should
work over PPP.
On a side note, PPPoE is a rather silly abstraction anyway... PPP
(Point-to-point protocol) was created as a way to emulate ethernet over
a serial line. PPPoE is a way to emulate PPP over Ethernet, so in a
way, you're emulating Ethernet over Ethernet.
That genius went on to design VoPPPoIPoEoPPPoSLIP. j/k
Anyway, if Java ME support sockets at all, PPP vs WiFi vs Ethernet
should be irrelevant.
Hmmm... One of the things PPPoE does is handle authentication with ISPs for
DSL connections. Silly or not, someone might need the protocol in order to
connect and get an IP address. People usually let their router handle that.
That functionality is definitely below the socket abstraction that Java
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