Subject: Re: PPP - address already in use
To: Phil Knaack <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/20/1996 13:50:19
> Peter Seebach writes:
> >ip-down.
> >#!/bin/sh
> >case $5 in
> >	route delete;;
> >esac
> >route delete $5
> Actually the problem I have time to time is that my machine on campus
> keeps getting hit by RIP from the subnet router, a machine I have no
> control over.
> Thus, I log into its modem, do "arp -d" and "route delete" and before
> I can type "pppd" (5 seconds) a route thru ep0 has re-appeared on it
> and the link is useless.. the only solution I've been able to find is
> to telnet to the machine that is sending the packets to me and kill off
> the process. 

do you need to be listening to RIP for any reason (such as your local
ethernet has other connections you want to use?)  If not, don't run

If you do need routed, or even if you don't, grab ip-filter (see and block incoming RIP packets on
the PPP interface, and take the opportunity to block a few more
undesirable things as well.