Strange PPPoE behaviour -- Need help to avoid fees

Peter Elsner peter at
Thu Jun 5 13:18:09 PDT 2003

Configuration looks fine... What does the ppp.log file show?


At 04:14 PM 6/5/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I just got a call from my ISP telling me that my DSL has been
>disconnecting and reconnecting every 3 minutes for the past few months,
>and that this is putting a heavy load on their servers. They're
>considering charging me for all this extra bandwidth, as they're certain
>that the problem is on my end.
>I don't notice the disconnections here, but maybe the ppp process is
>doing some weirdness that is transparent to me. Here's my ppp.conf:
>  set log Phase Chat LCP IPCP CCP tun command
>  ident user-ppp VERSION (built COMPILATIONDATE)
>  set authname xxxxxx at
>  set authkey xxxxxxxx
>  set device PPPoE:dc0
>  enable dns
>  enable lqr
>  add default HISADDR
>  set dial
>  set login
>  set mru 1492
>  set reconnect 3 6000
>Does anyone see anything suspicious in my configuration that might be
>causing the problem? I'm going to try switching my GNet modem with a
>Daewoo, but I'm thinking that the problem probably lies in my ppp.conf
>Adam <blueeskimo at>
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