Red Hat 9 MPPE/kernelmod HOWTO
by James Cameron
6th November 2003
This describes how to install MPPE support on Red Hat 9, using the BSD-licensed PPP MPPE module patch script prepared by the Poptop project.
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Install Packages From CD
The gcc, kernel-source, rpm-devel, and rpm-build packages are needed for the build process. Insert disc two of Red Hat 9, and install these RPM's:
Note: if you wish to use a different kernel version, such as an errata kernel, install the corresponding kernel-source-*.i386.rpm package, rather than the package on the Red Hat distribution discs. Be sure to use the kernel-source-*.i386.rpm package rather than the kernel-*.src.rpm package.
Note: you will be asked by kernelmod.sh if you would like to build an RPM. If you wish to distributed the modules to another system, answer "yes". We welcome contributions for distribution and errata kernels.
Note: it is important to avoid the -o option, for compatibility with the version of PPP used later in these instructions.
Test MPPE Module
Test that the MPPE module loads on request:
This is what may appear:
This is expected and does not change the operation of the module; the test was successful. If this message does not appear, but the command completes silently, the test was also successful.
Download the ppp rpm and upgrade to it like this:
You should now return to the Red Hat 9 HOWTO and continue from step 2, the download of PPTP client.
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