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Date:      Thu, 12 Sep 1996 14:19:01 +0000 ()
From:      Tim Pushor <>
Subject:   <sigh> yet another PPP question.
Message-ID:  <>

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I know this type of question has been asked plenty of times before, but
searching back through the archives has lead me to believe there are many
people out there that can't get a PPP server/router working properly.
There are also many conflicting resolutions.

my setup:
FreeBSD 2.1.5 Release, one Ethernet board. No routed, no gated,
PPP,gateway,internet forwarding,proxyarp enabled. I have a hayes 28.8k
modem running fine off this box.

I am directly connected to the internet via cisco 1004. I have small
subnet of 25 ip's. I want to be able to dial in remotely, access my
network, and get out onto the internet.

I understand if I had more IP's, I could subnet my network, and run routed
or static routes. I do not have this luxury.

I have kernel ppp setup and running. I can dial in and establish a
connection. I can ping the FreeBSD box, but cannot ping outside that box..
either to the local subnet or to the internet.

Note, I am unable to provide an IP for my dialup system that is outside
the range of the 25 ip's that I have now. Some people say that is
necessary, some say it isn't.....

I know proxyarp is running, as I can ping the *remote* machine from
another machine on my local network, but not vise versa.

Is there anything funky that has to be done with netmasks? I believe my
netmask for my dialup machine is while the netmask for my
local subnet is I really don't know whats going on here,
as using Windows NT RAS, the subnet mask on the dialup client is not the
same as the physical subnet on which it belongs.. Geez, I am so confused.

Anybody who can shed some light on this would be a god in my eyes :-)

Tim Pushor, Technical Director                       Phone: (403) 246-0826
Orion Technologies Inc.                                FAX: (403) 242-7380                                     Pager: (403) 229-8722

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