Subject: Re: Why netmask is needed for PPP
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/1996 23:32:49
In article <>,
>> 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 for an interface is always wrong.
> Who is arguing on that?

Some people who don't believe in problems they haven't expierenced themself.

>> tron@jehova:~#ifconfig ppp0 netmask
> this is what I have in my /etc/ppp/ip-up script.

I've put in there, too. But I would prefer to use "pppd" with the option
"netmask". And that's why I mailed the PR.

Matthias Scheler