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Date:      Mon, 1 Jan 1996 14:25:41 -0800 (PST)
From: (Gary Kline)
To: (Garrett A. Wollman)
Subject:   Re: ppp from shell, & starting X
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Garrett A. Wollman" at Jan 1, 96 03:15:18 pm

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According to Garrett A. Wollman:
> <<On Fri, 29 Dec 1995 21:05:37 -0500 (EST), Barry Masterson <> said:
> > Dec 17 08:59:50 /kernel: rtinit: wrong ifa (0xf054e500) was (0xf04dee00)
> > Dec 18 11:22:24 /kernel: rtinit: wrong ifa (0xf051fe00) was (0xf04dee00)
> > Dec 28 21:12:12 /kernel: rtinit: wrong ifa (0xf04ebc80) was (0xf04dee00)
> > Dec 29 17:06:01 /kernel: rtinit: wrong ifa (0xf053f680) was (0xf04dee00)
> What this message indicates is that there is something wrong with the
> routing.  Specifically:
> The message occurs when trying to add the route corresponding to a new
> interface address.  One of the steps in adding the route is to use the
> interface address table to figure out which interface the route should
> be marked for use with.  The message indicates that this calculation
> came up with a different answer than the interface that is supposed to
> be represented in the first place, so something is inconsistent in
> your configuration.

		You've shined some light on this, thanks.  I 
		was running into the above problem last week
		with ppp.  I found the source of the error
		message and changed  my /etc/hosts table; 
		and my /etc/sysconfig file as well.  

		It was a few days before I tried ppp and discovered
		that things were hosed!  Long-story-short, after
		further hacking, I fixed at least part of what was
		wrong.  (( Not entirely clear how...but I'm learning.))

		Could you (or another network-savvy wizard) publish
		sample /etc/hosts, /etc/sysconfig, and /etc/network
		files?  Else point me to a tutorial doc?

		...Your second message gave me further/other clues:

> [/etc/hosts]
>     localhost
> eac

You can't have a `host-part' that is all-bits-zero; it's reserved for
other uses.

> [/etc/sysconfig]
> ifconfig_tun0="inet netmask 0xffffff00"

		In my /etc/hosts I've got               localhost            tao

		to indicate that for my *local* site (a fake network
		for now), I am, and when I am connected via
		SLIP or PPP to the net, I become

		Is this correct?  or, more to the point, will this
		configuration make sense to my FreeBSD software 
		and work otherwise??

		Thanks for any words of wisdom!

		gary kline


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