Subject: PPP help
To: BSD Current Users <email@example.com>
From: James Graham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/2001 10:16:19
I have a ppp conundrum which I'm not certain how to solve; perhaps I'd best
start by asking one question:
* Is our pppd client-only, or can it act as a server as well?
The situation is this. My client has a bunch of embedded NetBSD
systems for coin sorters, and it keeps track of various stats which my
client then wishes to return as a web page OVER PPP once a client
connects via same.
Now I've managed to get the two pppds talking to each other [straight
serial, null modem, until I can get this debugged].
Test environment is:
P5/133, NetBSD 1.4.1 PC104 i386, NetBSD 1.4.1
ppp0 192.168.1.1 -> 192.168.255.1 192.168.255.1 -> 192.168.1.1
$eth0 10.240.41.156 10.240.41.174
[$eth since they have different ethernet types]
Currently, all default routes are going out the $eth port. Ethernet
Once ppp is going, I cannot even ping the local ppp address. It does not
net.inet.ip.forwarding=1 on both systems.
The current ip-up and ip-down scripts only seem to suggest adding a
default route to the configuration, which kind of throws a wrench in the
works since I don't WANT it to be a default route (I assumed that commenting
it out would be the right thing to do, but no matter what I do, I cannot
ping either end of the link).
What am I missing here?
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