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PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static IP

By LordInfidel ·
I posted this question to voy.com's forum.

Using RP's pppoe driver, I know that you should't assign a static IP to the interface.

But what happens if you "have" a static IP.
I couldn't find an option to do this. It seems like it assumes that it has to be dhcp.

I only ask because I don't feel like blowing the system up.

I'm using RH8 for this install (text-mode).

I've been searching the net for the last 2 days and I have not been able to find any related docs that cover rp-ppoeand static ip's.

if you can post the url of the info you find that would be great. Unless you have done it and you can point me in the right direction that would be even better.

I'm sure that it is just something stupid that I am overlooking.

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by jcmcintyre In reply to PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static ...

I haven't had any problems using the client with
a static address. Just run the /usr/sbin/setup
utility (or /sbin/./setup), and setup your
networking parameters. Restart your network and
you should be fine.

The fact that you're using rp-pppoe should be
transparent to Linux

Cheers
Jim

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by LordInfidel In reply to PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static ...

Sorry that I forgot about this question.....

The reason I was having so much trouble with this was because the dsl provider never gave me the correct username. Actually I should say, my client never passed on to me the correct u/p that they got from the provider. I was using a username that grabs an IP using DHCP.

So no matter how hard I tried, they would always issue me a address from their dhcp scpope.

Once I had the correct username, I was able to assign a the static IP to the adapter and connect.

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by LordInfidel In reply to PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static ...

Just so that we are both on the same page.

I don't mean a lan static IP for the interface, I mean a static IP for the pppoe session itself.

Something cool I found though while searching for this answer was a router/fwl on a floppy called BBIAgent. I just deployed it about 10 minutes ago on my home netwk, i'm using it right now to connect.

Check it out www.bbiagent.com

Basically while on-line you create a boot img for the system you want to write. Then use write the image to a floppy.

Once you boot up off of the floppy, connect to it via a webbrowser, upload the .jar file to it and you administer it via a java applet.

It has a lot of punch to it. There is alot you can do with it. It is great for a quick and dirty fwl and it can do DNS proxy.

The reason I checked it out was because it said it can do a static IP pppoe session. I won't know if it's true unitl I get into my clients netwk and try both out (yours and BBIagent)

But this thing can run on a piece ofcrap 386 with 8megs of ram. And it has drivers for most netwk cards. (The list for 3com was extensive)

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by paulo.sedrez In reply to PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static ...

pppoe is only a layer 2 transport protocol, the IP protocol is done by pppd. So you set static IP on PPPOE the same way you do on PPP.

Edit /etc/ppp/pppoe.conf, add you IP to the variable PPPD_EXTRA as a parameter to pppd.

--Sedrez

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by LordInfidel In reply to PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static ...

Sorry that I forgot about this question.....

The reason I was having so much trouble with this was because the dsl provider never gave me the correct username. Actually I should say, my client never passed on to me the correct u/p that they gotfrom the provider. I was using a username that grabs an IP using DHCP.

So no matter how hard I tried, they would always issue me a address from their dhcp scpope.

Once I had the correct username, I was able to assign a the static IP to the adapter and connect.

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by LordInfidel In reply to PPPoE, rp-ppoe and static ...

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