bin/89108: [ppp] Problem in PPP implementation on FreeBSD 5.4

Gleb Smirnoff glebius at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 9 02:33:48 PST 2005


Synopsis: [ppp] Problem in PPP implementation on FreeBSD 5.4

State-Changed-From-To: feedback->closed
State-Changed-By: glebius
State-Changed-When: Fri Dec 9 10:33:10 GMT 2005
State-Changed-Why: 
Actually the PPP software or RADIUS should take care about colliding
client IP addresses. Historically PPP software didn't do this relying
on the fact that kernel will refuse such configuration. Meanwhile
this configuration is valid and in some cases it is useful, and thus
since FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE kernel doesn't refuse same IP addresses
on different interfaces.

To assist software that relies on the old behavior a helper sysctl
is available - net.inet.ip.same_prefix_carp_only. To get the old
behavior you need to add the following line to your /etc/sysctl.conf:

net.inet.ip.same_prefix_carp_only=1

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