Routed ppp

Daniel Daniel
Thu Jun 19 16:40:07 BST 2003

Many thanks Pete, and to all other offering advice. My "simple" ppp dialup
is now working. Getting rid of the gateway address of on Freebsd
server did it.

Next job is now quail and fetchmail, not necessarily on the same box.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete French" <pete at>
To: <dan at>; <freebsd-users at>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: Routed ppp

> > In a nutshell I have a win98 box static ip gateway
> > Bsd server static ip gateway, all I need is
> That identical to my setup (well, XP as opposed to 98 but anyway..) its
> just about the simplest setup you can have. But my question regarding DNS
> applies - you need to set a DNS server on the Windows box and the Windows
> cant get it from PPP as the PPP is running on the UNIX box. I had mine
> staticly configured when I used dialup, these days I fun anamed on the
> gateway box - but either way you need something there if you want to use
> on the windows box.
> > The netstat I sent was from bsd and it has been suggested I am routing
> > myself back to localhost, which doesn't  surprise me
> Your comment that the BSD box as an IP gateway abopve interests me - it
> shouldnt need a gateway at all (where it gatewaying to ?). Take that
> out and you might find it all "just works" maybe ?
> --bat.

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