From: Dermot Buckley (dermot.buckley at domain clients.ie)
Date: Tue 15 May 2001 - 11:54:32 IST
I have a new problem here which someone might be able to help me with. A
Debian (2.2.19) system with an isdn dial-on-demand connection (pppd's
'demand' setting) which connects to indigo and acts as our internet gateway.
All was working wonderfully for the last few months until I rebooted the
system last Weds. Since then the system dials up ok, but the connection
doesn't go down anymore (the idle setting is 360secs).
I did a little checking and it appears that broadcast packets from the isp
are keeping the connection alive. The logs are full of these, one every
May 14 15:03:00 setanta kernel: Packet log: input - ppp0 PROTO=89
126.96.36.199:65535 188.8.131.52:65535 L=64 S=0xC0 I=52990 F=0x0000 T=1 (#29)
I gather these are to do with routing table updates, so I killed routed and
restarted the connection but we're still getting the broadcasts.
Does anyone have any idea what triggers these broadcasts? I'm at a dead end
here so all help appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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