Subject: Re: gre encap destination = point-to-point destination
To: None <>
From: Michael van Elst <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/04/2006 10:26:51 (David Young) writes:

>gre5006: flags=d051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,LINK0,MULTICAST> mtu 1476
>        tunnel inet -->
>        inet -> netmask 0xffffffff
>        inet6 fe80::a00:20ff:fef9:60ee%gre5006 ->  prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x112d

>Can anybody explain, what is use such a configuration as above?  Is there
>no other way to create a similar network?

Maybe -> is a point-to-point route itself or
the network filters other addresses? Then you have to tunnel
other addresses and this is one method to avoid additional
addresses on the target.

What exactly is the problem with this configuration?

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."