Fred Wright wrote:
>On Sun, 1 Aug 2004, gaelic wrote:
>>i'm connection to my provider via pptp. but it's no that easy, because I get an dynamic ip address
with dhcp before connecting. for example 172.16.247.xxx and the gateway is 172.16.247.1. the
adsl/xdsl modem from inode is a zyxel prestige 600 an has the fixed ip address 10.0.0.138.
>>well, i need a pptp connection combined with dhcp ...
>I agree that it would be useful to have that capability, although if your
>ISP is so clueless that they force you to have a dynamically assigned
>*private* address just to connect to their PPTP server, then you have to
>wonder what other things they're clueless about. :-) There are certainly
>reasonable setups that provide DHCP in that context, but only as a
>configuration convenience for an address that's actually static.
It seems odd, true -- However, the DHCP system would be a decent
convinience, especially if you get routed to a captive portal until you
complete the PPTP stage.
I wouldn't neccesarily consider this clueless as much as lazy, if they
simply haven't bothered to create a static IP database (to track which
IPs are assigned to whom) -- It's much easier to just run an open DHCP
server and control access at the PPTP stage of the game.
I'm debating doing this exact process on my WLAN so that I don't have to
worry about WEP anymore. I'll allow access via PPTP or through a
captive portal. PPTP, so that I can configure my PC to automatically
login. Captive portal for any time we have a temporary PC connected
(Visitor bringing a laptop) and don't want to bother with PPTP.
Can anyone see any downsides to this configuration?
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