SLIP with IRIX6.2 SLIP server

SLIP with IRIX6.2 SLIP server

Post by Witek Kwiatkowsk » Wed, 18 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I've setup a SLIP server on the IRIX6.2 box.
I decided to use a proxy-arp routing so I run on IRIX:

arp -s slip-client server-ethernet-address pub
routed -h

and as login shell I run:

exec /usr/etc/slip -p cslip -i -m -l slip-server -r slip-client

On Linux slip-client I run dip script like this:

get $local slip-client
get $remote slip-server
mode CSLIP

After login when I run on the Linux box:


I have to wait about 5 minutes to get the output
and one of the entries is:

default  slip-server UG ..

Why the netmask is set as while I requested ?

The connection works only for a local network of the slip-server. So I can
telnet to the slip-server and to a couple of other machines but not to the
If I run on the slip-server netstat -r I can see an entry like this:

slip-client slip-server       UH ...

I tried on the slip-client:

route del default
route add default gw slip-server netmask

but then I could connect ONLY to the slip-server.

So, I have routing problem. Any suggestion what could possibly cause
it and how to tackle this problem?


Witek Kwiatkowski


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