HAL and PPP interfaces

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Wed Dec 8 10:19:05 PST 2004

Dan Williams (dcbw at redhat.com) said: 
> Same here, but could you explain a bit how the PPP stuff works Andrei?
> For example, you have a PPP interface, but that traffic has to get moved
> over some physical interface like your modem.  How do you tell the PPP
> interface that its supposed to send traffic over a particular modem
> device? 

You tell pppd, it creates the PPP interface.

> What does the routing table look like when the PPP interface is
> active?

A default route to the other end of the PPP interface, generally.
(Obviously there are more esoteric configurations available.)

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