Howto install and configure PPPoE server on Linux

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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

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

5 comment

  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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