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Old 11-25-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Selecting between two network interfaces, eth0 and ppp0.


I have two network interfaces (eth0 and ppp0) active at anytime.
I have to select a network interface depending on the application. Some applications will have to be able to use eth0 and others use ppp0.

How can I achieve this?

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Normally, applications have a way of configuring settings which is where you would set the interface you want it to use. If it does not give you this option, you may have to shut down the service you don't want it to use. Or, you can compile the application from scratch and specify which interface to use in the appropriate configuration file in the application's source code.


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