pppoed problem with reconnections
john at dnepro.net
Sun Jan 18 03:35:28 PST 2009
On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 08:08:30PM +0000, Paul Thornton wrote:
> - The PPPoE connection is then not disconnected cleanly (say network
> cable pulled out, or machine reboots, etc)
> - Back on the termination box, there is still a ppp process running
> using that address.
> - When you try and reconnect as the original user, it fails because the
> address cannot be assigned (already in use). Things then stay like this
> for ever until I kill the ppp process that was connected with the pppoed
> running on that VLAN.
You have to look at keep-alive settings to terminate dead connections.
And why don't you try an mpd (/usr/ports/net/mpd) that is perfectly suited
to manage hundreds and thousands of simultaneous ppp (and PPPoE in particular)
connections? It's fast, flexible and easy to setup both as server and client.
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