Subject: Re: Changing addresses on ppp interface
To: None <Paul.Mackerras@cs.anu.edu.au>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 09/19/1996 23:35:31
> 2. Change the remote address on the ppp interface to the new value,
> and if we created a default route via the old address, delete it and
> replace it with a default route via the new address. How would this
> affect existing connections? Does the network code cache for each
> connection such information as the gateway IP address to use when
> sending packets? Would this get updated quickly and correctly?
So, it's worth noting that on my current-running demand-dialed ppp
connection, the routing table says that he default route is via the
_local_ address of the PPP connection...
At least from the routing information displayed by netstat -rn on my
machine, this shouldn't be a problem...