[oclug]pppd demand dialing
robert at timetraveller.org
Mon Jan 6 09:53:25 EST 2003
On Sun, 5 Jan 2003, Peter Vibert wrote:
> This is what it does, and gets the proper local and remote IP addresses.
> My wonder is to why and what it does by starting:
> pppd 184.108.40.206:220.127.116.11 /dev/ttyS1
> The IP address is cisco.zeuter.com, which is logical, as the script
> I used to set up the internet was written by Tim Burden<tburden at zeuter.
> com>. Does my computer do anything with 18.104.22.168? Can I put some
> other IP in there instead? If so, what can it be?
The IP initially setup is a "dummy". It can be just about anything.
The idea is that without _something_ there pppd wouldn't be able to figure
out when to bring the link up. Alot of people use RFC1918 addresses there
(eg, 192.168.1.1). The only thing to watch out for is if you use a real
address & change ISP that you don't have spurious entries in the routing
table left over from old ISPs. This might cause strange routing problems
in the future. Use /sbin/route or /sbin/netstat -r to see your routing
 Don't use 127.0.0.1 or anything else used elsewhere on your home
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