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Bug 102462 - GATEWAY for eth0 messes up PPP routing
GATEWAY for eth0 messes up PPP routing
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Classification: Retired
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-08-15 11:15 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 15:00:11 EDT
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Description Sammy 2003-08-15 11:15:06 EDT
I have a notebook with both LAN and Modem options. When I am connected to our local
LAN I have to specify the GATEWAY option in /etc/sysconfig/network file to be
able to
reach outside addresses (I have a static IP address).

When I am away I PPP into my office machine, which works fine EXCEPT if I do not
the GATEWAY= line from the above file my default route is messed up. When I
remove it
everythign works fine. This happens despite the fact that eth0 networking is OFF
when I
connect to using PPP. Naturally with PPP the default gateway is my office machine.

Shouldn't it be such that stuff defined for eth0 connection should not be used
for ppp0.
For ppp0 I define my local and remote IP address in the ppp options file. The only
thing needed are the nameserver stuff from resolv.conf file.

Am I doing something wrong or is there a simple solution to this problem?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-03 19:19:20 EDT
What happens if you put the GATEWAY in your ifcfg-eth0 (or whatever) file?
Comment 2 Sammy 2003-11-03 10:01:22 EST
The same thing....the route points to the eth0 route instead of the 
ppp server. 
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-28 15:00:11 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack of
response. Please open a new bug if this persists on a current release, such as
Fedora Core 3.

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