FreeBSD as dial up server...

Harald Schmalzbauer h at
Sat Dec 20 03:46:34 PST 2003

On Saturday 20 December 2003 02:57, Drew Robertson wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working at getting my FreeBSd 4.8 system to act as a dial up RAS
> server...
> At the moment, I have almost everything working... yay!
> My question to anyone that knows... my FreeBSD system is running SAMBA and
> is part of a workgroup in my home...
> Is it possible from a dial up client to view the Network using network
> neighbourhood??  I read somewhere that as the PPP server is a router,
> network browsing will not work... is this true?

That is true. You'd need at least one server at each subnet.
But once I did a ugly hack to make it working: I bimapped broadcast addresses 
along the subnets. As far as I can remember this worked, but it was just for 
fun, I never used it. Also prividing a WINS at SAMBA and using that on the 
ppp link was usefull but that was long ago (WinNT WinCE and Samba 1)


> Thanks.
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