I have two knoppix boxes connected via a crossover cable and I want to
set up the ethernet link as point-to-point. I understand that limiting
the netmask to 255.255.255.255 and setting up the remote host in the
routing table effectively achieves this but I am not sure why I can't
get ifconfig to recognize the ethernet device as point-to-point.
Assume I run...
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1 pointopoint 192.168.1.2 netmask
ifconfig eth0 will show that it is UP and in BROADCAST mode.
This is for testing purposes that I want the ethernet devices to act as
Thanks for any help explaining what's happening here.