Subject: Re: pppd's routes aren't getting created reliably
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 12/04/1998 21:03:42
On Fri, Dec 04, 1998 at 12:47:47PM -0700, Chris Jones wrote:
> 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.

This should not interfere. I've had the same setup (only with a bah0 Ethernet
interface) for years. Only be sure to not give ppp0 any netmask !=

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

you dont need any of this. pppd should add the route just fine.