Subject: Re: PPP - address already in use
To: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
From: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/1996 09:46:45
> > Mar 19 08:23:41 muikku pppd: remote IP address 188.8.131.52
> > Mar 19 08:23:41 muikku pppd: ioctl(SIOCAIFADDR): Address already exists
> > Mar 19 08:23:41 muikku pppd: add proxy arp entry: File exists
> This is a nasty problem that has haunted us for a while now. My
> workaround is to publish permanent arp entries for all IPs that I do
> proxy for, at boot time (I hacked /etc/netstart to do this).
Yeah, I guess this would be a simple solution, but..
How is the proxy arp system supposed to work? ;-) I would think it was
created for this kind of dynamic connections? And now it seems it can't
be used for PPP very well.
Some people suggested using ip-down to delete the route, but like some
others have noticed, the route may reappear if someone is still sending
packets to the address.
I think we should have a) another ip-up script that gets run _before_ the
PPP link is established or b) an option to tell pppd to delete the route
if it already exists.
Are there any better solutions? I guess I'll have to create permanent
routes until some other way is implemented. Our users are complaining
about problems with PPP which are caused by the existing routes, AFAIK.
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