Roaring pengiun

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Fri Aug 10 17:15:43 EST 2001

On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 05:06:38PM +1000, Mark Hummel wrote:
> Hi, 
> A little progress, I think. I am now seing packets being sent through
> eth0 via tcpdump. However, it is still timing out. 

Are you seeing replies from the ADSL modem?

> On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 12:43:37AM +1000, Mark Hummel wrote:
> tcpdump is now showing PAD* packets, but it is still timing out. 
> Using the debug mode with the adsl-start script, some debugging output
> is produced. This output suggests that the ethernet card must be
> in half-duplex, 10 Meg mode. Checking this setting under Windows, reveals
> it is set to "auto". I don't know how to set these values under linux,
> short of supplying the parameters to the kernel. Is there are way to do it
> via /proc? I checked the ethernet HOWTO, and it didn't say.

You shouldn't need to fiddle with that. The linux drivers automatically
choose the right thing.

> > Check that pppoe -A shows something.
> pppoe -A shows the AC name and also the MAC address of the ethernet card.
> Should pppoe-sniff recognize the PAD packets? It is not showing anything.
> Its blurb says it waits for the first PADR packet. 

Sounds like you ADSL modem is not responding at all.

> I realised I was a little light on the details, so here they are:
> kernel v2.4.2
> pppd  v2.4.1b2
> smz ez ethernet card
> realtek ethernet card

None of that should be relevent. Can you ping the ADSL modem? I forget the
IP address, it should be in the archives.

Is the ADSL modem on eth0 or eth1? Make sure you're looking at the right

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
> It would be nice if someone came up with a certification system that
> actually separated those who can barely regurgitate what they crammed over
> the last few weeks from those who command secret ninja networking powers.

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