This chapter describes commands that configure the IP Control Protocol (IPCP) layer. All of these commands apply to the currently active bundle.
set ipcp ranges local/width remote/width
This command determines what IP addresses mpd will allow to be
negotiated at the local and remote ends of the link. For each
endpoint, we have a target address and a netmask width. The
width determines how flexible we are, i.e., how
close the actual negotiated address must be to the target address.
width of 32 means they must match exactly; a
width of zero means any address is suitable. For
192.168.1.17/25 means that IP address
192.168.1.17 is desired, but any IP address in the range
192.168.1.128 is acceptable.
By convention, the
local address may be
0.0.0.0 to request that the remote server assign us an IP
address. Of course, for this to work the remote side must know
a priori what our local IP address should be.
remote address should not be
0.0.0.0. This is so if the peer requests
we have some address to give him. The
of course be zero.
If the two sides cannot agree on the IP address assignments after repeated negotiation attempts, then the connection will fail. This is manifested with the error message ``IPCP: not converging.''
set ipcp dns primary [ secondary ]
Some PPP clients request DNS server information from their remote peer.
This commands enables mpd to have an answer for any such clients.
This command is especially useful for supplying information to PPTP clients.
One or two DNS server IP addresses may be given. An address of
0.0.0.0 erases that entry.
set ipcp nbns primary [ secondary ]
Some MIcrosoft PPP clients request NetBIOS name server (NBNS)
information from their remote peer. This commands enables mpd to
have an answer for any such clients. This command is especially
useful for supplying information to PPTP clients. One or two NBNS
server IP addresses may be given. An address of
erases that entry.
set ipcp accept option ...
set ipcp deny option ...
set ipcp enable option ...
set ipcp disable option ...
set ipcp yes option ...
set ipcp no option ...
These commands configure various IPCP options. The
option is bi-directional in that it can be independently
enabled and disabled in each direction.
disable commands determine
whether we want the corresponding option.
deny commands determine
whether we will allow the peer to request the corresponding option.
yes command is the same as
no command is the same as
The options available at the IPCP layer are:
This option enables Van Jacobson TCP header compression, which saves several bytes per TCP data packet. You almost always want this option. This compression ineffective for TCP connections with enabled modern extensions like time stamping or SACK, which modify TCP options between sequential packets.
Enabling these options causes mpd to request primary and/or secondary DNS and/or NBNS servers from the remote peer during negotiation.
If any DNS servers are supplied by the peer, they will appear as
parameters to the script specified by the
set iface up-script
command, if any.
Currently, mpd does not use the NBNS values for anything; they just appear in the log. A future revision may actually do something with them.