user ppp and PPPoE bridging

RW fbsd06 at
Tue Oct 23 04:33:48 PDT 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 17:50:15 -0600
Gary Aitken <garya at> wrote:

> I'm attempting to change a DSL link from using PPPoE in the DSL modem
> to doing PPPoE on 6.1, with the modem in bridging mode.
> I've put the DSL modem in bridging mode, and it brings up the link
> properly -- or at least it reports it as up (DSL led steady; modem
> status report shows it as up, rfc 1483.
> Using user ppp, when I attempt to establish the PPPoE connection, I
> never get very far -- ppp dies when it tries to acquire carrier.  I
> don't understand this, as there isn't a carrier signal to acquire on
> an ethernet.  I tried disabling cd in ppp.conf but as noted in the
> doc, it's required for a PPPoE connection and is forced on.

I'd try simplifying a bit, this is my ppp.conf file

  set log Phase tun command

  set device PPPoE:vr0
  set authname **************
  set authkey ***************
  add default HISADDR
# DNS configured manually  
# enable dns

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