What is PPPPoed?

JJB Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Thu Apr 22 12:16:50 PDT 2004

I all ready did my homework reading the man pppoed and googleing.

If the cryptic documentation was written for other people than
Unix programmers then it would have answered my questions.

I already know that pppoed is different than 'user pppoe'.
I know under what conditions someone would use 'user pppoe'.

>From the view point of FreeBSD, under what conditions would
someone need to use pppoed?

What need or purpose does it fill in the Freebsd world?

Please Explain by giving example .

-----Original Message-----
From: Thompson, Jimi [mailto:JimiT at mail.cox.smu.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 2:31 PM
To: Barbish3 at adelphia.net; freebsd-questions at FreeBSD. ORG
Subject: RE: What is PPPPoed?

PPPoed is the Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet Daemon.
The RFC is here - http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2516.html

I also suggest that you Google on PPPOE and do some reading.



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of JJB
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 8:12 AM
To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD. ORG
Subject: What is PPPPoed?

I read the man pppoed, but that is so cryptic I got nothing out of

What is the purpose of PPPoed?

Who are the typical users?

How is this different than using ppp with
'set device PPPoE:XXX' in the ppp.conf

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