Re: ppp can't get a route?
Thomas Hood wrote:
On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 11:47, Leandro Guimarães Faria Corsetti Dutra
It _should_ be automatic. I use ppp once a week, and ethernet the rest of the
time. When I bring up ppp it always overrides the default route. The ppp
config parameter is something obscure like "defaultroute" :-)
Looks like it refuses to overwrite the existing default route...
pppd won't replace an existing default route, even if it is
given the "defaultroute" option.
my bad. of course not. I did know that once. Now that I think of it,
I only have the default route on eth0 if eth0 picked it up from dhcp -
which it can't do when I'm home - so of course it always works in my
So... you can put "route del default" into /etc/ppp/ip-up (or if your
ip-up does runparts on ip-up.d, then put a script in ip-up.d to do the
same), or if that's too late (it might be), try doing the same with
/etc/ppp/auth-up. Of course, this might leave you without a
defaultroute when pppd terminates, so you might need your script to find
the existing default route and restore it in /etc/ppp/ip-down.