Re: [PATCH] dynamic IP support for 2.4.0 (SIOCKILLADDR)

From: Mark Cooke (
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 17:21:39 EST

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Unfortunately getting the same IP is rare now, so I've been toying with
> running a PPP tunnel through a fixed host out on the net. The tunnel
> would be dropped and recreated with each new connection. My local link
> IP would change, but the tunnel IP would not so connections to other
> places, ssh etc. would all be from the tunnel IP.

ciped is great for this. I use it to tunnel ssh from my home dialup
to work. Very stable, and with cipe's shared keys, there's nothing
too taxing about setting it up.

I just have a call to /etc/init.d/ciped restart in my ppp up script.

freeswan was another way I looked at , but ip/sec was horrible at
the time and didn't (maybe still doesn't) deal with dynamic ip
assignment nicely.



Mark Cooke                  The views expressed above are mine and are not
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