Thanks to all that replied! The issue must have merit since I received two
summary requests and in the answers there were a few complaints about the
Sun implementation of ppp for not being able to do in a straigthforward
maner what I was trying to do.
The best solution, which I tried with complete success, was provided by:
Leonard Sitongia <email@example.com> and firstname.lastname@example.org
> I think this is solved by setting up a proxy arp on the local host that
> is the endpoint of the PPP host, the gateway. This is so that the
> ethernet address of the gateway is also assigned to the PPP host, so that
> packets can route back to the PPP host from your local net.
> arp -s ppp-host ether-addr-of-gateway pub
A -proxyarp option was also mentioned by email@example.com
(Phil Gaskell). This either is the same thing or an even neater way of
configuring the ppp connection. But I couldn't find anything in the ppp manuals.
Others sugested static routes in every server I wanted to communicate with:
route add host 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 1
Others sugested buying a terminal server with ppp protocol like Annex3 or
Morningstar's PPP software.
Almost everyone agreed that subnetting would work if I could spare half of
the adresses (less if I dived my network in more than two halves). I can do
that and will eventualy do it if I expand the ppp service, or use it to
connect two networks.
Thanks again to all of you that replied:
Leonard Sitongia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Henry Katz" <email@example.com>
Michael Ramchand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Phil Gaskell)
"Peter A. Starceski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Rahul Roy)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Bolan)
email@example.com (Bill Maggio)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Patrick Wolfe)
Here's my original message:
> I've just set up a ppp server (Solaris 2.4 point to point link, ppp end
> point adresses are the same as the primary host adresses):
> remote host ppp local host local net
> 188.8.131.52 <-----------> 184.108.40.206 <----------> 193.136.133.xxx
> Everything went fine and my remote host was able to setup the link and
> communicate with my local host, but not with the other hosts in my local net.
> I know my remote host should be in another net so that my local host could
> act as a router between the two, but the problem is that I just have a class C
> adress available!
> Does anyone know for shure if I could do it using subnetting?
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