Subject: Re: misc/33898: "NetBSD Documentation: Steps to connect via PPPoE (DSL)" needs correction
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org, misc-bug-people@NetBSD.org,>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/05/2006 00:08:43
On Oct 20, 9:52am, Henry Nelson wrote:
} The following reply was made to PR misc/33898; it has been noted by GNATS.
} From: Henry Nelson <email@example.com>
} To: gnats-bugs@NetBSD.org
} Subject: Re: misc/33898: "NetBSD Documentation: Steps to connect via PPPoE (DSL)" needs correction
} Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 06:43:08 +0900
} On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 09:55:02AM +0000, Martin Husemann wrote:
} > The following reply was made to PR misc/33898; it has been noted by GNATS.
} > On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 08:35:00AM +0000, henry nelson wrote:
} > > If "/etc/ifconfig.pppoe0" has "0.0.0.0 0.0.0.1 up" as its last line,
} > > pppoe0 is always "inet 0.0.0.0 -> 0.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000"
} > > and never gets a real ip address.
} > It works for me just fine with netmask 0xff000000 (and I don't see why
} > netmask should make a difference here).
} I don't think netmask has anything to do with the problem. My problem
} report is about the "! /sbin/ifconfig pppoe0 inet " which I needed to
} prefix to the "0.0.0.0 0.0.0.1 up" that is in the instructions.
} With only "0.0.0.0 0.0.0.1 up" in "/etc/ifconfig.pppoe0", it did not
} work. As you know, I tried everything. After I prefixed (only change)
} "! /sbin/ifconfig pppoe0 inet " to that, it started working immediately.
} If the "netmask 0xffffffff" that I added in my patch is incorrect,
} please remove it. That is NOT the important part. Prefixing the
} command is what is essential. I will try it without the netmask as
} soon as possible, but now that the machine is in production it will
} be about 3 weeks before I can do shutdown maintenance.
Can you try it with 'inet 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.1 up' in
/etc/ifconfig.pppoe0, i.e. without the '! /sbin/ifconfig pppoe0' part
on the front? Given the way /etc/ifconfig.* is processed, this should
}-- End of excerpt from Henry Nelson