Subject: Re: PPPoE doesn't auto-add interface route
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Rick Byers <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/2001 13:06:14
I think "defaultroute" does something completely different.  It adds a
default route over the ppp interface.   With the in-kernel pppoe, adding
that route is up to the user - as it should be (just like for LAN

I'm talking about the loopback route so that, i.e., if you ping the IP of
the pppoe0 interface it doesn't actually go out the PPPoE

Thanks anyway though,

On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Richard Rauch wrote:

> mouse-pppoe (from pkgsrc) uses (or lets the kernel pppd use)
> /etc/ppp/options to configure the PPP link.
> One of the pppd options is ``defaultroute''.
> ``defaultroute'' works with dialup PPP (last I used it, under 1.5), but
> the option appears to be ignored by pppd when used by mouse-pppoe (at
> least for me, under 1.5.2).  I assume that this would satisfy Rick, though
> neither of you has mentioned the pppd defaultroute option.
> I haven't really had time to play with this much.  I just add the route
> manually when I bring up the PPPoE link, for now.
>   ``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.''