I'm dialing into a backbone that will allow me to type SLIP, and
then dynamically assign me an IP address (128.118.25.???).
How do I set up dip to handle such an address?
Since I am assigned the address, and it differs with each dial-in,
I don't think I can use dip's 'local' command in the normal
fashion...and I'm not sure what to use for the 'remote' command (the
IP address of the backbone perhaps?) I used 'local' with my
dummy address (192.0.2.128), but couldn't do anything once
hooked up...ifconfig showed sl0 with that address, but that
wasn't the address that the backbone assigned me obviously.
(Any attempts to telnet resulted in network unreachable messages.)
In short, how do I trap the dynamically assigned address.
so that I can do anything?
P.S. Is dip even the program I should be using to establsh
a SLIP connection? I'm running 0.99pl10, net-2, lib-4.4.
Is there something else to use? (Such as kermit in some
fashion?...that seems clumsy) Or is dip the correct tool for this?
As always, email much appreciated...
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