IP address pool file for PPP network interfaces
tag remote_addr:local_addr [ remote_addr:local_addr ] [ ... ]
The configuration of a remote access endpoint for incoming PPP
links may or may not specify IP addresses for the remote and local
hosts for that link.
Addresses, if specified, may be specified in either of two ways:
The file /etc/ppppool stores the address pools.
Each pool is a separate entry whose first field is a unique tag.
The remaining fields are one or more IP address pairs
consisting of an IP address for a remote host and an
IP address for the local host.
The addresses are separated by a colon.
Each field is separated from other fields
by a single space or a single tab.
Each entry may consist of up to 2048 characters.
An entry may extend across multiple lines by ending
each line in the entry except the last with a backslash (\).
Comments begin with a ``#'' and extend to the end of the line.
Blank lines or lines beginning with a ``#'' are ignored
between entries, but should not be used within them.
explicitly in /etc/ppphosts
as the name of a tag in /etc/ppphosts which identifies
the name of an address pool from which the PPP daemon will choose
A remote access endpoint configured in /etc/ppphosts
specifies a pool tag using the parameter remote=+tag.
The value of tag must match a pool's tag in
The PPP daemon tries to build a network interface
using the first pair of addresses in the pool entry identified
If unsuccessful, it tries each successive pair until
it is successful.
The link fails if all the entries in the pool have
been tried unsuccesfully.
# tag IP addresses (remote:local)
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