Ruslan Ermilov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > ISTR that I4B uses some special magical destination address for some > purpose (0.0.0.0 or something).
The magical destination address is 0.0.0.1. It is used as a `placeholder' address for the remote side, so you can add a route to it. Should probably be extended to 0.0.0.*, so you can add more than one interface that way. (The actual PPP negotiation for the remote side is simply told to acceppt any suggested address, but this address is then ignored, and the local end still uses 0.0.0.1 for routing purposes. This is a big hack, but the only feature you lose is to directly access your remote router. Any other packets have a destination address different from the remote router anyway.) phk has chosen 0.0.0.1 since it obviously cannot be a meaningful statically configured address. -- cheers, J"org .-.-. --... ...-- -.. . DL8DTL http://www.sax.de/~joerg/ NIC: JW11-RIPE Never trust an operating system you don't have sources for. ;-) To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message