Adding a PPP interface - how?

Eloy A. Paris eparis at
Tue Oct 14 18:09:35 GMT 1997


this seems very simple but I can not get my Samba server to broadcast
through its PPP interface.

My Samba server has two interfaces: eth0 ( and ppp0
( On the other side of the PPP link I have another
Samba server with two network interfaces as well: eth0 (
and ppp0 (

I want Samba to broadcast through both interfaces but so far everything I've
tried has failed misserably.

In the Samba server with interfaces in different sub-networks (172.17.x.x
and 130.151.x.x) I have:

interfaces =

and it works _fine_ (broadcasts are sent through the PPP link).

However, on the server with both interfaces in the same sub-network I
have tried several combinations for "interfaces = " like:

interfaces =
interfaces =
interfaces =

with no luck at all (no broadcasts sent through the PPP link as seen
by tcpdump-smb).

I think the problem comes from the fact that _both_ interfaces _are_
on the same sub-network (, netmask

However, Samba doesn't allow to specify interfaces by name so how the heck
I can tell Samba to broadcast through my specific PPP interface, or
putting it in different words: through different interfaces in the
same network???

Thanks in advance for any help.



Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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