On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 09:23:32PM +0100, Joerg Wunsch wrote:
> Ruslan Ermilov <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > ISTR that I4B uses some special magical destination address for some
> > purpose ( or something).
> The magical destination address is  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 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 since it obviously cannot be a meaningful
> statically configured address.
OK, but is it really necessary?  It's much simpler to add routes
over P2P interfaces using the interface name rather than the
``other end's IP address'':

route add default -iface tun0

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