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SubjectRe: Diald doesn't work with 1.3.72
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Eric Schenk writes:

> Kevin Buettner <kev@primenet.com> writes:
> >I rebuilt 1.3.72 and disabled network firewalling, IP forwarding,
> >IP firewalling, and IP masquerading. (All of these were enabled in
> >the previous version of 1.3.72 that I reported on.)
>
> I've since plugged in the firewall stuff you reported using and
> found similar problems. I'm still working on this, but I think
> I understand part of what is going on.
>
> >I played around some more with diald-0.12 in 1.3.70. I had first tried
> >it back in the days (not that long ago) when it would hang the kernel
> >on disconnecting. I had heard that it no longer does this (which is
> >true for me). But it still doesn't work properly: diald-0.12 will connect
> >properly and I get connectivity, but when I watch what is happening with
> >dctrl, after the connection is made it doesn't seem to see any of the
> >packets going through and eventually the connection is dropped.
>
> I've been able to reproduce this here now.
>
> >Also, I have not been succesful at getting the "reroute" option to work. I
> >expected the default route (as displayed by "netstat -r") to change to the
> >ppp0 device instead of going to sl0, but this does not happen. Perhaps I
> >misunderstand the intent of the reroute option?
>
> Ah! A clue. You understood what it was suppose to do correctly.
> The fact that it is not working is a bug. I've fixed it in
> my sources. I'll be releasing this tomorrow.
>
> In the mean time, what is happening is that if you don't specify
> your exact remote address to diald in the remote option, then
> the rerouting breaks.
>
> There is another bug I need to track down yet. It seems that
> if you do not use the "reroute" option, then in 1.3.7[0-3] kernels
> the kernel throws away all the traffic that arrives at the interface.
> I haven't had time to determine exactly why yet.
>
> These bugs together hose anyone who is using dynamic PPP or SLIP,
> and anyone who sets things like "remote 127.0.0.3" in their diald options.
> If you must have things working before I can figure out the necessary
> fixes for the last bug, make sure that you use the "reroute" option,
> and set your "remote" address correctly!

I can't set my "remote" address correctly because it is dynamic. OTOH,
my local address is static. Should I still specify the dynamic option
or not?

I'm glad that you've got most of it figured out. I'm eagerly awaiting
your next release.

Regards,

Kevin


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