Subject: Re: Routing and PPP...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/29/1998 12:06:53
Peter Seebach writes:
> Do netmasks work at all with PPP on NetBSD?  I have a dedicated feed to
> a nearby location, and ideally, I'd just like to specify the "correct"
> netmask for the ppp interface, and be done with it, but it looks like I
> need to manually add routes.  Am I missing something obvious?

A PPP connection is point to point. What would it *mean* for a netmask 
to be applied to such a network? ARP doesn't work on PPP -- nor does
any other address resolution mechanism.