I have a problem with pppd using a default route on the linux box that I
am using as a ip masquerading box for my local area network. It's
really more of an inconvience. If I don't have a connection established
to my isp, a substantial delay occurs when I try to establish a ftp or
telnet connection between 2 linux boxes on my local area network (both
these boxes have a route for the local network and a default route to
the ip-masquerading box).
I know this has something to do with routing, because if i have pppd set
up for demand dialing, my masquerading box dials out when i try to
connect between these two LOCAL machines.
Any ideas on how I can get rid of this problem (other than keeping my
link up all the time) would be greatly appreciated.
J. Patrick Graves