Subject: Re: Why netmask 255.255.255.255 is needed for PPP
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan-Hinrich Fessel <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/1996 14:12:04
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In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>you write:
> I recently send a PR about "pppd" not accepting netmask 255.255.255.255.
> As a result I got some mails saying me that netmasks are irrelevant for
> PPP connections - I believed that too before I discovered this problem -
> or that netmask 255.255.255.255 for an interface is always wrong.
Who is arguing on that? Point to point interfaces are implying
255.255.255.255 netmasks, i.e. there is a host route on the interface.
> tron@jehova:~#ifconfig ppp0 netmask 255.255.255.255
this is what I have in my /etc/ppp/ip-up script. Without it, I was never able
to route to my downstream sites that are in the same subnet as my ethernet.
Tragbar ist, was nicht herunterfaellt.
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