PFC(1) General Commands Manual PFC(1)NAME
pfc - active precompiled filters generator
pfc <expression> >/etc/ppp/your.active.filter
This manual page documents briefly the pfc command.
pfc is the Precompiled Filter Compiler - a tool to generate "active precompiled filters". If your pppd supports this feature, you can use
this utility to generate the filter files. The Active Filter allows a connect on demand pppd to determine what is 'interesting' traffic,
and then initiate the PPP session. The tool allows you to create the filters, in libpcap format, for use by pppd. Common filters are used
to ignore traffic (ie: ntp, various protocol keepalives, etc...) so PPP sessions are not initiated until 'real' traffic requires them.
Note that the generated compiled filter expression is specific to point-to-point links, and differs from the format generated by tcpdump
(specify precompiled-active-filter=/etc/ppp/your.active.filter in the ppp options file)
/usr/bin/pfc ntp and ldap > /etc/ppp/your.active.filter
pfc is from the FLoppy Isdn 4 Linux project - see http://www.fli4l.de/en/home/news/
This manual page was written by Roberto C. Sanchez <email@example.com>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
October 30, 2008 PFC(1)
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PON(1) Debian PPPD PON(1)NAME
pon, poff, plog - starts up, shuts down or lists the log of PPP connections
pon [ isp-name [ options ] ]
poff [ -r ] [ -d ] [ -c ] [ -a ] [ -h ] [ isp-name ]
plog [ arguments ]
This manual page describes the pon, plog and poff scripts, which allow users to control PPP connections.
pon, invoked without arguments, runs the /etc/ppp/ppp_on_boot file, if it exists and is executable. Otherwise, a PPP connection will be
started using configuration from /etc/ppp/peers/provider. This is the default behaviour unless an isp-name argument is given.
For instance, to use ISP configuration "myisp" run:
pon will then use the options file /etc/ppp/peers/myisp. You can pass additional pppd options after the ISP name, too. pon can be used to
run multiple, simultaneous PPP connections.
pon takes the following command line options:
disconnect when ip-up finishes running. This function is only available to the root user.
poff closes a PPP connection. If more than one PPP connection exists, the one named in the argument to poff will be killed, e.g.
will terminate the connection to myprovider2, and leave the PPP connections to e.g. "myprovider1" or "myprovider3" up and running.
poff takes the following command line options:
-r causes the connection to be redialed after it is dropped.
-d toggles the state of pppd's debug option.
-c causes pppd(8) to renegotiate compression.
-a stops all running ppp connections. If the argument isp-name is given it will be ignored.
-h displays help information.
-v prints the version and exits.
If no argument is given, poff will stop or signal pppd if and only if there is exactly one running. If more than one connection is
active, it will exit with an error code of 1.
plog shows you the last few lines of /var/log/ppp.log. If that file doesn't exist, it shows you the last few lines of your /var/log/syslog
file, but excluding the lines not generated by pppd. This script makes use of the tail(1) command, so arguments that can be passed to
tail(1) can also be passed to plog.
Note: the plog script can only be used by root or another system administrator in group "adm", due to security reasons. Also, to have all
pppd-generated information in one logfile, that plog can show, you need the following line in your /etc/syslog.conf file:
PPPd system options file.
System PAP passwords file.
System CHAP passwords file.
Directory holding the peer options files. The default file is called provider.
The chat script invoked from the default /etc/ppp/peers/provider.
The default PPP log file.
The p-commands were written by Christoph Lameter <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Updated and revised by Philip Hands <email@example.com>.
This manual was written by Othmar Pasteka <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Modified by Rob Levin <email@example.com>, with some extensions taken from
the old p-commands manual written by John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
SEE ALSO pppd(8), chat(8), tail(1).
Debian Project July 2000 PON(1)