Subject: pppd's routes aren't getting created reliably
To: None <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: tech-net
Date: 12/04/1998 12:47:47
I've got a Win95 box (cricket) which connects to a NetBSD box (finn)
via PPP.  Sometimes, when cricket connects, pppd on finn adds a host
route pointing out the ppp0 interface, and all is well.  Other times,
a route on fxp0 appears to already exist (cloned from the default
route), and pppd doesn't get that ppp0 route added.  As a result,
cricket can talk to finn, but finn can't respond.

The IP that cricket has is within the local subnet for finn, which I
imagine is a complicating factor.

I've tried putting this in my /etc/ppp/ip-up on finn:
route delete cricket
route add -interface ppp0 cricket finn

But that doesn't work.  For that matter, running those commands
manually doesn't work; the second one says, "ppp0: bad value".

So, does anybody know how I can get this to work reliably?  Thanks in


Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large          
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"