PPPoE misbehaving?

Andrew infofarmer at mail.ru
Fri Jul 16 08:21:33 PDT 2004

Chris Knipe wrote:

> Lo all,
> I recently upgraded to FreeBSD 5.2 to get support for the ath
devices... All
> it well (so far), but I'm baffled as to why my PPPoEd aren't
> A quick example...
> su-2.05b# ifconfig
>         ether 00:02:6f:20:98:bb
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/1Mbps <hostap>
> <hostap>)
>         status: associated
>         ssid VARYNET-HS01 1:VARYNET-HS01
>         channel 6 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
>         wepmode MIXED weptxkey 1
>         wepkey 1:40-bit
> All is fine, the WLAN is up and working.  When I do assign IP
addresses on
> the interface, the WiFi Client can talk to the server via the wireless
> network.  Thus, the network itself is fine...  Next, I start up
> su-2.05b# /usr/libexec/pppoed -Fd -l pppoe ath0
> Sending NGM_LISTHOOKS to ath0:
> Got reply from id [1]: Type ether with 1 hooks
>   Got [1]:orphans -> [4]:ethernet
> Sending PPPOE_LISTEN to .:pppoe-5086, provider
> pppoed[5086]: Listening
> Also fine....  Lastly, the client fires off a PPPoE session... TCPDump
> the packets without problems...
> tcpdump: listening on ath0
> 12:31:09.050286 PPPoE PADI [Service-Name] [Host-Uniq UTF8]
> 12:31:09.122091 PPPoE PADI [Service-Name] [Host-Uniq UTF8]
> ^C
> 2 packets received by filter
> 0 packets dropped by kernel
> However, the PPPoE Deamon simply does not pick it up and does nothing.
> session is initiated, no ppp processes are spawned, nothing... This
> same configuration over a wired network works perfectly with
FBSD4.10... Has
> something changed?????

I don't really know what's the problem, but try to explicitly tell
pppoed what to execute (-e switch). Try some arbitrary program, like
top, to see if it is actually bringing up anything.

Have a nice,

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