Re: Point-To-Point Interface
Nate Amsden wrote:
> what do u mean by "Point to point" ??? i think you may be getting terms
> confused. if your
I think he's talking about ppp over ethernet, that would be pppoe
(IIRC), not sure how to set it up...
> thinking of using "Peer to peer" networking (Connecting 2 machines
> directly via a crossover, or
> "peer to peer" cable) you don't need any special options the systems
??? peer to peer does not have anything to do with the (hw) type of
connection (or network topology), it is more abstract term meaning that
the computers are not in client server relationship but they are 'peers'
to each other. at least that's the general meaning of the term... there
might be secondary meaning that you describe I just never heard of it...
> will just work provided they
> are configured on the same subnet, and the cable is of the correct type.
> the only reaosn i would see to have a point to point connection would be
> using the ppp or slip
> interfaces..never heard of it being used on an ethernet interface.
some dsl providers use it.
> Philip Reetz wrote:
> > Hey,
> > I need to set up an ethernet interface on my debian box as a pointopoint
> > interface.
> > I tried the following:
> > /etc/network/interfaces
> > eth0 inet static
> > address "my ip"
> > netmask 255.255.255.255
> > pointopoint "remote ip"
> > If I do a ifup eth0 the interface is brought up with the correct IP and
> > netmask but in broadcast and not pointopoint mode.
> > Anyone have any ideas.
> > Help is very appreciated.
> > Thanks.
> > Bye,
> > Philip
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