Subject: Re: Why netmask is needed for PPP
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Simons <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/1996 16:35:21
Peter Seebach <> writes:

 > (There's an unrelated problem we used to have where a dropped PPP link would
 > go to a target of "" and grab any route whatsoever, no matter what it
 > was aimed at, but that seems to have gone away.)

No, actually it is still there an living happily in NetBSD 1.2. Just
set up a ppp link and use the "defaultroute" option. Then try to add a
route and voila, it goes to "ppp0", no matter what you do. You have to
kill pppd to be able to set the route correctly.