freebsd / gateway / parental control

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Jul 2 16:44:15 UTC 2007

Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 22:46:10 +0200
> Momchil Ivanov <slogster at> wrote:
>> 4) Forget about the DSL router. Box with wireless NIC, 1 NIC for home net, 1 
>> NIC for the DSL
>> 	- same as above, just have to tell your box how to connect to your ISP
> ok, this is interesting. You mean, plug the phone line straight into, say,
> fxp1 ? and then using ppp to connect over PPoE to your ISP? 
> I had originally thought of getting a DSL card , but there doesn't seem to be
> any ADSL2/2+ supported.

A phone line is RJ11 and can be only a single pair; ethernet cables which go 
into a fxp NIC are RJ45 and have four pairs.  :-)  If you wanted to connect 
the phone line directly, you'd rightly need to get a DSL PCI card.

However, you can connect a DSL modem into one side in bridge mode, and have 
the output of the DSL modem connect to a FreeBSD machine via ethernet which 
uses PPP to do the PPPoE/PPPoA negotiation, or you can use a "broadband 
router/switch" to do that, instead.


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