Re: eth0 fighting ppp0 (maybe)
Eric G . Miller said:
>On Mon, Mar 27, 2000 at 12:56:03AM -0500, Brian Clark wrote:
>> Eric G . Miller said:
>> >You probably don't need proxy arp for anything, so comment out the
>> >proxyarp line in /etc/ppp/options. But, I'd suspect the default route
>> >might not be set to ppp0, but instead to eth0 -- check it with ifconfig.
>> >AFAIK, proxyarp is only necessary for when your machine is accepting
>> Yes, I checked it with ifconfig and the first listing is eth0, then local
>> loopback, then ppp0. This is embarrassing, but how do I temporarily change
>> that? (I CC'd the list so maybe this would help someone else one day.)
>> I checked /etc/ppp/options and all of my chatscripts but didn't see
>> anything allowing me to specify anything.
>If you set up ppp with pppconfig, it should have given you the option to
>set default route -- this is what you want for the moment. Have a look
>at the route command. Your /etc/ppp/peers/provider file should have a
Yes, after playing with this for a while, along with the info you guys gave
me, I figured out that the options files add the entry I get from ifconfig;
ppp/options uses `deafultroute' to add it `on demand' it appears, but I
don't know what network/options uses.
>If you execute "route" you'll get a listing of what the OS knows about.
>You can manually set the default route with the destination address of
>the ppp0 interface.
>route add default gw xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Good to know..
>Easier to let ppp do it for you :).
But ooops! Before I got your mail, I just commented out the card's entry in
/etc/network/options, but left in lo, and it appears to let me out now. I
can ping anywhere fine now.. haven't tried apt.
Correct me if I'm wrong (!), but so far I haven't gotten any funky results..
Thanks for all of your help..