ADSL: Using mpd(8) for PPPoE
kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Jun 8 22:35:27 PDT 2003
On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 02:57:45PM +0930, Rob wrote:
> I'm trying to connect a Netgear DM602 modem to my FreeBSD 4.8 firewall.
> I haven't used PPP over Ethernet before, and I'm not making much
> The Handbook talks about using ppp(8) and netgraph modules. Renaud
> Waldura has written an excellent tutorial on this, and I also found a
> guide to using ppp with Telstra (which is my provider).
> But there seems to be a question about whether ppp(8) is the best
> approach. The benchmarks for 'usermode PPPoE' at  are very
> disappointing, and they mention mpd as a better option. And when reading
> about FreeBSD+ADSL in Austria, I came across this comment:
> Another way to setup such a connection is using the netgraph-system
> and the mpd package, which is a little more "BSD style" and is (in
> my experience) more stable than pptp-client.
> So I looked at /usr/ports/net/mpd and it handles all the ppp traffic in
> kernel using netgraph, which seems like a good approach. The
> documentation is very thorough and there's lots of sample
ppp(8) also uses netgraph for PPPoE. Anyway, are you sure you need to
worry about mpd? My Pentium 120 router handles my 1.5MBit ADSL at
full speed with ppp(8)'s pppoe.
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