On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 09:01:12PM +0100, Joerg Wunsch wrote:
> As Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > 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 ...
> You need to configure /some/ interface address for the remote end
> anyway, and it must not clash with any other routing table entry,
> since "ifconfig ... up" always adds an entry for the remote IP address
> for p2p interfaces.
Only if you have INET address configured on an interface.

> (Actually, it even tries to enter it twice, so
> you get a meaningless "Address already exists." message when bringing
> a p2p interface up with ifconfig.)
> The politically correct solution to negotiate the remote PPP address
> would have been to change the routing table entry after negotiating
> the address, of course.  However, this seemed to be too much hassle
> for the small&simple intent of sppp(4), in particular considering that
> the only added value compared to the hack would be that you
> can reach the IP address of your peer directly.
Why not just bring the interface up first, then negotiate an address,
then add it to interface?

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