Gentoo/PPPoE Client

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PPPoE Client

PPPoE is basically PPP over Ethernet, most common used with broadband routers.

Installation

Configure system to run ppp, see how to configure ppp client.

Linux Kernel Configuration:
  Device Drivers  --->
    [*] Network device support  --->
      <M>   PPP (point-to-point protocol) support
        <M>     PPP over Ethernet (EXPERIMENTAL)
emerge net-dialup/rp-pppoe

Configuration

Provided eth0 should be used for connection, add:

File: /etc/conf.d/net
rc_net_ppp1_need="firewall net.eth0" # firewall is optional
config_ppp1="ppp"
plugins_ppp1="pppoe"
link_ppp1="eth0"
username_ppp1=''   # set your username
password_ppp1=''   # set your password
ln -s net.lo /etc/init.d/net.ppp1

Management

/etc/init.d/net.ppp1 start
/etc/init.d/net.ppp1 stop

Maintainer

Alon Bar-Lev

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Originally written by: Alon Bar-Lev - 2011-11-17


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