Subject: Re: Why netmask 255.255.255.255 is needed for PPP
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/22/1996 23:32:49
In article <199611221312.OAA16636@zippo.unna.ping.de>,
>> 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?
Some people who don't believe in problems they haven't expierenced themself.
>> tron@jehova:~#ifconfig ppp0 netmask 255.255.255.255
> 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 255.255.255.255". And that's why I mailed the PR.