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Re: where does ifconfig get ppp0 inet addr?

Joachim Fahnenmüller wrote:
Hi Hugo,

On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 12:44:34PM -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

Debian's search tool is down.

Anybody know where ifconfig gets the inet addr?

ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:

What sort of interface is it, and how do you bring it up? E. G. if it is a modem
connection to an ISP, the IP address is probably given by the ISP

I did not phrase that question correctly.
I mean, where in the /proc or /sym directories is the IP address stored.
From someplace there ifconfig gets it.
Indeed initially it is provided by the ISP.


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