Subject: Re: PPPoE doesn't auto-add interface route
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/2001 12:41:43
> I think "defaultroute" does something completely different.  It adds a
> default route over the ppp interface.   With the in-kernel pppoe, adding

Ah, I misunderstood.  Sorry.

> that route is up to the user - as it should be (just like for LAN
> interfaces).
> 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
> connection.

I seem to recall seeing that problem when I was on a dialup PPP account.
I don't remember what my solution was (I had a static IP, so I may have
just wired the route down, as I think you said you were doing).

  ``I probably don't know what I'm talking about.''