Re: Verizon EV-DO and local addresses

On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 13:26 -0500, Jason Martens wrote:
> Hey all,
>    I just learned some interesting information about Verizon's EV-DO 
> policies.  I have a Verizon card, and I could connect just fine, but 
> every time it would disconnect after less than a minute with the 
> following message:
> Oct 24 12:46:37 tank pppd[17248]: Script /etc/ppp/ip-up started (pid 17292)
> Oct 24 12:46:45 tank pppd[17248]: Script /etc/ppp/ip-up finished (pid 17292), status = 0x0
> Oct 24 12:47:14 tank pppd[17248]: rcvd [LCP TermReq id=0xb]
> Oct 24 12:47:14 tank pppd[17248]: LCP terminated by peer
> Oct 24 12:47:14 tank pppd[17248]: Connect time 0.7 minutes.
> I tried adding the lcp-echo-failure and -interval options, but this made 
> no difference for me.  Since I work for a company using lots of Verizon 
> cards, I placed a call to enterprise support, and they informed me that 
> if they detect *any* private address traffic over the EV-DO connection, 
> they terminate it.  Sure enough, after disabling all of my local 
> interfaces, the connection has been up for > 30 minutes now. 
> However, I really wanted to use the EV-DO for internet access, but eth0 
> for lan access.  I added this rule which I think sends all 10.* 
> addresses out the local interface instead of ppp0, but I'm not an expert 
> in iptables by any stretch so use at your own risk:
> iptables -I OUTPUT -o eth0 -s

What's the routing table when you're connected on the card?  Can you
paste in the output of '/sbin/route -n' for me?

A guy I work with uses his Verizon card all the time and AFAIK hasn't
encountered this issue yet, despite using recent SVN snapshots of NM.


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