PPP routing failure [fixed]
Peter C. Lai
sirmoo at cowbert.2y.net
Fri Mar 18 17:52:25 PST 2005
Yes it was a sleep issue (and not the sleep(2) kind haha). *facepalm*
Apparently the POP uses a 2 stage authentication process. First, you use
unix/slip style authentication after which the POP then initiates CHAP.
I had specified the inccorect password for CHAP but after the initial
autentication the POP still assigned me an IP; albeit one that didn't talk
to anything but the next hop and its nameserver. it's all good now!
On Fri, Mar 18, 2005 at 09:38:47AM -0500, bob at a1poweruser.com wrote:
> Check out the install guide at
> it has the best step by step instructions for using userppp.
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> Subject: PPP routing failure
> Hi everyone -
> I'm experiencing some funky routing failures when I dialup netscape
> via user-level PPP:
> I can negotiate IPCP fine; get a point-to-point link via tun0:
> myaddr: 18.104.22.168; hisaddr: 22.214.171.124
> When the default route is setup to 126.96.36.199, all of my packets
> blackholed after the first router hop. I am not using NAT.
> The PPP link works perfectly fine in windows dialup networking. So I
> what is wrong. When I look at the routing table in windows, it seems
> DEST NM GW IF
> default 0 myaddr ppp
> hisaddr 0xffffffff myaddr ppp
> localhost 0xff000000 localhost localhost
> myaddr 0xffffffff localhost localhost
> myaddr.255.255* 0xffffffff myaddr ppp
> multicast multicast myaddr ppp
> *this is the first 2 dotted quads of myaddr appended with 255.255
> If I try to manually set these routes in 5.3-R, I still can't get
> out :(
> Setting ADD DEFAULT MYADDR doesn't work, because ppp will still
> think MYADDR
> is 0.0.0.0. Either I need sleep or something is funky here...
> Peter C. Lai
> University of Connecticut
> Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology
> Yale University School of Medicine
> SenseLab | Research Assistant
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Peter C. Lai
University of Connecticut
Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology
Yale University School of Medicine
SenseLab | Research Assistant
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