PPP doesn't set the correct interface in 7-STABLE

Andy Dills andy at xecu.net
Wed Aug 6 14:35:53 UTC 2008

I'm trying to setup pptpd to enable VPN connections. This worked well in 
all versions of FreeBSD prior to 7.

Now, however, the interface in the routing table is incorrectly set to 
that of the ethernet card, rather than the appropriate tun interface.

There is a months-old bug report detailing this:


He mentions two workarounds:

there are two way to fix it.
1. use differenet subnet for vpn. Don't use the same subnet for vpn 
routing. user-ppp will set the correct routing table.
2. downgrade to FreeBSD 6.2

#2 isn't really an option, and #1 isn't clear to me. I tried a couple of 
different configurations and the interface never seems to get set 



Andy Dills
Xecunet, Inc.

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