Subject: Re: how do I configure PPP to do this?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Brad Salai <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/23/1997 09:07:05
At 8:21 AM -0400 10/23/97, John F. Woods wrote:
>I have what must be a fairly typical setup:  a PPP link to my ISP which has
>assigned me a static IP address; a local class C network (a real allocation,
>not one of the nonrouted networks) for my home Ethernet (doesn't EVERYONE
>have Ethernet in their homes?).
>I would like for outgoing connections to come from "my" network,
>rather than from the PPP address.  I've tried adding an alias by
>putting it in /etc/ifaliases, but it doesn't appear to stick;
>netstat -i reports no additional addresses on the ppp interface after
>it comes up.  If I add the alias after ppp is up, the alias appears,
>but connections are still branded with the original ppp address.
>There must be SOME way of getting the effect that I want (short of
>using a dedicated router).  (What I'm trying to avoid is other systems
>getting offended when my system claims to be ""
>when a reverse-IP lookup proves that its name is "".)

I _think_ that your isp has to add a route to your network via your static
dialup ip address.

Once you take care of that, you are prolly all set on your end.

Of course I could be all wet on this.


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