pppoe configuration and dns name resolution

Mark Blackman mark at exonetric.com
Tue Oct 16 15:53:26 UTC 2012

On 16 Oct 2012, at 16:49, Mark Blackman <mark at exonetric.com> wrote:

> On 16 Oct 2012, at 16:38, Jack <jacks.1785 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I 'll try mpd5. Thanks.
>> Actually, I was concerned with userland ppp, becoz of the
>> scenarios where we have a FreeBSD machine and the only
>> way to connect to internet is an adsl modem in bridge mode
>> (assuming the mode in modem, can't be  changed).
>> In such case the only utilty is ppp, which can be of help.
> Ok, usually bridge mode implies PPPoE and mpd5 does PPPoE. Maybe
> I'm missing your point.

More accurately, bridge mode (on the modem) means your FreeBSD box will
need to be the termination point of the PPPoE link rather than the modem
itself and so you need to run something to terminate the PPPoE packets
and mpd5 will do that (among other things).

- Mark

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