[clug] adsl with pppoa and linux

Patrick Cole z at amused.net
Sun Oct 3 02:31:19 GMT 2004

Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 09:26:29PM -0500, Patrick Cole wrote:

> Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 11:18:34AM +1000, Jim Watson wrote:
> > I was able to set up transact with pppoe but moving to a new location i need
> > to use adsl with pppoa.
> > 
> > i have followed the recent threads about broadband and also found some info
> > about pppoa but there are a couple of points i am not sure about. maybe
> > someone already using this in canberra can confirm if i have understood
> > things correctly?
> > 
> > my current setup with transact pppoe:
> > 
> > 	line <--> settop box <--> linux pppoe, firewall, LAN
> > 
> > my proposed adsl with pppoa:
> > 
> > 	line <--> modem <--> linux firewall, LAN
> > 
> > Will this work? if there is no client equivalent of pppoe then where will i
> > put the account name and password?  If it is configured in the modem, can i
> > do this with linux? Or do I need a special type of modem for linux, or need
> > use windows?
> > 
> > I suppose this has been answered already but somehow I cannot see these
> > specific points.
> You would only need to use ppp over atm if the unit terminating the PPP connection
> (modem or linux box) was directly connected to the transact ATM connection.
> In your second "proposed" configuration, if the "modem" is a marconi device
> performing PPP <-> ATM bridging, then you would be connecting the modem to the
> linux box and using PPP over Ethernet, which is just standard pppd.  If the
> modem is some other device capable of PPP and routing, then you would be
> internally configuring PPP over ATM on that modem to dial your connection and
> then generally using it as the gateway for your network.

Oops. That was meant to read "Ethernet <-> ATM" bridging.


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