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Yes, it is a kernel module. In a nutshell it creates a virtual network adapter so one can communicate using TCP/IP between two computers over a parallel port. About the only information I know is from the TLDP.
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Holy crap Linux can be complicated. Fascinating Captain.
From the context of the stuff I'm reading it looks like the driver/module comes with the source code. Is this correct? Like a dope I have been searching (PLIP driver downlaod).So if Fedora does not support it I'm out of luck. Even at the kernel level I'm surprised it is not to be found. And when you compile the Kernel it makes the damn module from no other type of source and configures it to be loaded by a script at boot time. If I do lsmod (lp) is not listed.