Howto install and configure PPPoE server on Linux

in Categories Gentoo Linux, Howto, Linux, Networking, Security, Tips, Troubleshooting, Windows, Windows server last updated March 8, 2007

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.

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)

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. 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

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

    (Redhat 5.4)

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

    (Redhat 5.4)

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

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