convert PPP record file to readable format
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[ -h | -p [ -d ]] [
-r ] [ -m mru ] [
file ... ]
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pppdump utility converts the files written using the
record option of pppd into a human-readable
format. If one or more filenames are specified,
pppdump will read each in turn; otherwise it will
read its standard input. In each case the result is written
to standard output.
The options are
Prints the bytes sent and received in hexadecimal. If
neither this option nor the -p option is
specified, the bytes are printed as the characters
themselves, with non-printing and non-ASCII characters
printed as escape sequences.
Collects the bytes sent and received into PPP packets,
interpreting the async HDLC framing and escape characters
and checking the FCS (frame check sequence) of each packet.
The packets are printed as hex values and as characters
(non-printable characters are printed as
With the -p option, this option causes
pppdump to decompress packets which have been
compressed with the BSD-Compress or Deflate methods.
Reverses the direction indicators, so that
’sent’ is printed for bytes or packets received,
and ’rcvd’ is printed for bytes or packets
Use mru as the MRU (maximum receive unit) for
both directions of the link when checking for over-length
PPP packets (with the -p option).