Re: plip with mulinux

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 20:57:35 CEST

On Wed, Aug 30, 2000 at 04:16:43PM +0200, Dumas Patrice nicely wrote:
> (I took that point of view from someone, I think you...).

Not possible: this is a detailed opinion; I have only confused opinions,
about :)

> I think it is conceptually good to separate the routing problem and the interface setup
> problem, for the non trivial routing.
> > > ROUTES="iface1:address iface1:net:netmask iface2:net:netmask....."
> >
> > The array problem.
> That is resolved how ?

I have an Array() function in /etc/utils.

> > With the set of values relative to any interface, I can ask the user
> > if defaultroute and gateway is belong this interface.
> Why not setup that in the common networking stuff ?

Because, in this case, have to scan any configured
interface and ask the user for netmask/gateway/broadcast

Anycase, this requires (as you told) some duplication in help
messages about this parameters and theyr default values.

> > Summarizing (please help me):
> >
> > addr? network? defaultroute? (peer?)
> depending on the interface

Yes. I summarized with the keyword (peer?) any special parameters
for ppp/plip.

Please, discuss this topics:

1. I have to ask for netmask and broadcast for ANY interface?
2. Any interfaces live in own subnetwork, or no?
3. the 'route' command istruct the kernel to move packet toward
   a specific interface, based on netmask. Now, is the ipfwadm
   command enough to fix rules moving packets from an
  interface to another, and what is the common policy?


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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