SNMP vs (fwd)

Michael F. Nittmann nittmann at
Tue Apr 18 13:53:35 UTC 1995

just to cut that

packets like trumpet etc. make the default before negotiation.
If a dial up user gets on a PPP port where his address is not negotiated, 
but accepted, the (trumpet, winsocks etc) default wil lkick in.

That's where 1.1.1. comes from: a dial in port is improperly configured 
to accept the offered dial-up customer address, instead of negotiating it.

Most comservers I know have the flag 'negotiated' for PPP adress and 
should sit there.

Next config error is then to accept incoming routes from PPP connections 
and to propagate them through the network, even over to other peers.

This does not occur with the other frequent default of since most 
braindamaged equipment 'thnks' subnet 0 is 'unusable'. only shows up if something is not configured right on the 
provider side.


Mon, 17 Apr 1995, Michael Dillon wrote:

> I mentioned some of the thread re: on portmaster-users because 
> there seemed to be an implication that Livingston's Portmaster had a 
> problem in its PPP implementation. Now I get a question that I don't know
> enough to answer. Perhaps one of you could help this fellow....
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 95 21:37:38 CDT
> From: Kevin Sears x3-5160 <searsk at>
> To: portmaster-users at
> Subject: SNMP vs
> Greetings,
> What does SNMP and IP address have in common(seen a few postings on this topic tonight wrt Ascend ISDN routers and Netmanage's Chameleon)?
> I had a Sniffer on my 3.x.x.x subnet looking for a Portmaster problem when I noticed that I was getting SNMP get next requests from a device in another part of GE directed to my Portmaster on subnet 3.x.x.x with an address of My portmaster's ethernet address was in that packet(i.e. so I'm surprised.
> What gives?
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