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SubjectRe: GPRS on Linux fails due to 255.255.255.255 remote address.
Arvind Kalyan wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to use my Airtel GPRS connection under Linux.
>
>
> Status: pppd refuses connection due to improper remote IP address
> (255.255.255.255)
>

This is a bug in pppd or the linux kernel.
Can the linux kernel handle un-numbered Point-to-Point links?

This is a point-to-point link, so we should ignore the remote IP
address, and add local routes (e.g. default route) pointing to interface
names, and not IP addresses.

I agree that it would have looked prettier if the remote end used
something other than 255.255.255.255, but pppd should not care about it,
so who cares what number it is.

I do not know if this is a bug in the linux kernel, or just pppd.
Can the linux kernel handle un-numbered Point-to-Point links?

James
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