[quagga-dev 5936] Ptp interfaces under Linux

Nigel Kukard nkukard at lbsd.net
Tue Sep 9 15:25:42 BST 2008

Hi guys,

I'm getting these errors when a pppd interface goes down, then comes 
back up.

2008/09/09 14:34:21 ZEBRA: warning: PtP interface ppp1 with addr needs a peer address

I have a RIP route setup for to point to 
which is the endpoint of the interface.

ip route 199

ppp1      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
           inet addr:  P-t-P: 
           RX packets:10696 errors:2 dropped:2 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:8415 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
           RX bytes:10195667 (9.7 Mb)  TX bytes:1060473 (1.0 Mb)

My requirement is when this ppp interface comes up, the route will be 
added. I cannot use ppp1 as the interface name to route traffic over as 
the ifindex changes each time the ppp interface goes down or comes back 
up, using the destination endpoint should work nicely.

Seems something is wrong though as I"m getting the above warning and the 
route isn't coming up. The route is however added when I restart quagga 
no problem.

Kind Regards

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