Re: plip driver changes

Shane Wegner (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 16:36:48 -0800 (PST)


Ok as for arp, I use that strictly because the plip howto said to use it
heh. I'm not sure if that could be the problem but I tried it without
arp and I got the same thing. As for the mac address, I am not sure,
perhapse it's in here.

continuum:~# ifconfig plip0 irq 7

continuum:~# ifconfig plip0 linux pointopoint dos arp up

continuum:~# route add dos plip0

continuum:~# route

Kernel IP routing table

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface

dos * UH 0 0 0 plip0 * U 0 0 0 eth0

localnet * U 0 0 0 eth1

loopback * U 0 0 0 lo

default UG 0 0 0 eth0

continuum:~# ifconfig plip0

plip0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr FC:FC:0A:00:00:01

inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:


RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 coll:0

Interrupt:7 Base address:0x378

On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 23:39:36 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Alan Cox <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: plip driver changes
> > ifconfig plip0 irq 7
> > ifconfig plip0 linux pointopoint dos arp up
> > route add dos plip0
> >
> > Well that atleast didn't complain but I try to telnet from dos and nothing
> > happens. Does anyone here know what's changed in that driver or what I'm
> > doing wrong. It worked fine for the 2.0.x kernels. Thanks for your help.
> Several plip things changed. It also seems odd you have it pointopoint with arp.
> First question - what MAC address does plip reporrt ?