Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215369
pppd doest not fill default gateway address
Last modified: 2014-11-09 17:30:38 EST
Description of problem:
pppd with defaultroute option does not fill default gateway address.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get ppp link up.
2. Run route -n
3. Default gateway address is 0.0.0.0
Default gateway address is 0.0.0.0
Default gatwway address is set to remote peer.
This could seem as it is not a bug since the routing works OK (the routing
interface is OK). But there are some applications that relay on correctly filled
gateway address. E. g. openswan.
If this is consistent with RFC's I consider it not to be a bug. This situation
can be handled by openswan. I will send a patch request to openswan package.
pppd sets the defaultroute to the peer if you add defaultroute to the options.
Is defaultroute used for you?
Sure. I have defaultroute parameter for pppd. It is an ADSL connection and I
have DEFROUTE=yes in ifcfg-ppp0. Problem is, that the route is added, but only
as link to ppp0, no default gw is filled.
Default line of route -n
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 ppp0
Output of ip route list match 0/0
default dev ppp0 scope link
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