Howto install and configure PPPoE server on Linux

PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a network protocol for encapsulating PPP frames in Ethernet frames. Just as pptp, it allows a subscriber accessing the network by using authorization, encryption, compression etc. This is mostly used by ADSL service providers.

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This article talks about configuring and installing PPPoE on Linux.

For providing access via PPPoE it is required a PPPoE network access server (NAS) and a subscriber’s unit (PPPoE client). In this guide as a PPPoE network access server it is used a freeware packet rp-pppoe working in the kernel mode on Gentoo Linux.

Instructions includes step-by-step MS-Windows client configuration.

=> PPPoE server installation & configuration (via librenix)

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5 comments… add one
  • senthilp Nov 20, 2008 @ 18:13

    how to install pppoe-server in ubuntu server release 8.10.

  • susanta May 22, 2009 @ 8:01

    1.pppoe server is running in a linux PC with Redheard
    2.pppoE client is successfully conect without any authentication.
    3.when i enable authentication in file /etc/ppp/pppo-server-option as require chap ,fail my session

  • Shalindra Mar 19, 2010 @ 22:20

    is there a way to run it on redhat? Some files such as /etc/portage/package.use do not exist.

    (Redhat 5.4)

  • Shalindra Mar 19, 2010 @ 22:21

    Is there a way to run it on redhat? Some files such as /etc/portage/package.use do not exist.

    (Redhat 5.4)

  • Admin Aug 28, 2012 @ 22:22

    Please, rename your topic to: “Howto install and configure PPPoE CLIENT on Linux” and that link is wrong!

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