Subject: Re: Changing addresses on ppp interface
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Joao Carlos Mendes Luis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/20/1996 02:06:00
#define quoting(Chris G Demetriou)
// > 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?
Wow !!! :)
// 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...
Doesn't this mean that the local address cannot anymore be a generic
one ? Borrowed from another interface, for example...
If not, how does the system know from which interface to send the packet ?
Joao Carlos Mendes Luis email@example.com
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