Nick Hilliard said:
> Also, if your PPP daemon is clever, you can also not bother about putting in
> a nameserver because this will automatically be negotiated (does any linux
> version of pppd do this? - the functionality is available on FreeBSD).
For ghod's sake -- it looks like RH6.1's pppd does not do this!! Get with
it Red Hat.
...hmmm... a quick look around rpmfind.net indicates that all the ppp-*
packages there, do not seem to, either, which strikes me as unlikely. It
could be that they all do actually support it, but just don't document
The way it's *supposed* to work using pppd under UNIX, AFAIK, is that you
get the peer's DNS server addresses as an argument or env variable when
pppd calls the "ip-up" script. Can anyone check this out and see if it's
BTW if this isn't the case, I really cannot understand why *all* the Linux
distributions would not support this, it seems very unlikely to me. I
understand it's implementing a higher-layer negotiation in a lower layer,
but it's a very very handy feature.
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