LAN - IpCop - Transact

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at
Tue Jul 30 22:16:09 EST 2002

On Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:49 am, Phil and Marlene Carter wrote:
> Hello all,
> We took the plunge into Transact (via Netspeed) . I set up a small home
> network (1 Linux RH 7.2, 1 Win2000, plus Ipcop for a firewall. It all
> sounded so easy while reading HOWTOs (Net, Ethernet, PPP, Ipcop
> installation and administration, Smoothwall docs just for good measure, new
> install of RP-PPPOE. Problem is, I still can't connect...

I have never had any problem getting PPPOE working with TransACT, and I've 
used PPPOE under Smoothwall, Mitel's SME (aka E-Smith) and Gibraltar.  The 
first two are 2.2 kernel, Gibraltar is 2.4.

Whenever I thought I had a PPPOE problem, it was either:
a) I had my username incorrect (forgot the
b) I had the password incorrect (for example, webone only recognise the first 
8 characters - if you are with them and gave a longer password, try sending 
the first 8 characters only.  This may or may not apply to other TransACT 
ISP's, as I have no idea if this limitation is imposed by Webone or 
c) there was a problem at the ISP
d) there was a problem with TransACT

If you have Windows around somewhere, I really would suggest trying to get a 
connection using the provided client.  Trust me, the fact that it worked when 
they installed it *does not* mean that it is working now.


> The Linux box used to be a standalone box with its own firewall (whatever
> RH puts in when you install it). I assume I now don't need this. Could this
> be a contributing factor? How do I uninstall it?

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