Re: default route problem

Am I missing something obvious, but shouldn't the DHCP server provide
the default route to the client.

eg my dhcpd.conf

subnet netmask {
	option routers;
	option netbios-name-servers;	#wins server

Where is the default router

-- Stuart Ward M +44 7782325143

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Vitja Makarov <vitja makarov gmail com> wrote:
> Hi, all!
> Home ISP often use the following network configuration scheme:
> - Lan IP address is assigned using DHCP
> - PPTP is used for internet connection
> If pptp server is in your network, that should be ok to replace
> default route with ppp one,
> but when pptp server is routed via DHCP provided default route, you
> can't simply do it,
> you have first provide manually route for pptp server, then remove default.
> Can we solve a problem this way:
> - user should choose which networks he want to route using DHCP default route
> - then add pptp server to this list
> - build rules and change routing table
> - then remove default route, or increase metrics
> - launch pppd
> - if failed restore previous settings
> That should make pptp configuration less painful on linux desktop.
> That should be useful for all other kinds of PPP as well.
> I can provide some sample code in few days, using libnl.
> Thanks,
> vitja.
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