On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 08:09:50 +0300, Ruairi Newman <ruairi at tech-mad.org>
> Ouch. You mean the Eircom-supplied Netopia Cayman can't do transparent
> bridging? I was under the impression that you could just let it handle
> the PPPoE negotiation and hand you back your IP on it's ethernet
> interface. If not, it's really going to mess with my brother's head.
It can function as an ethernet bridge, but afaik you have to take care
of pppoe setup yourself.
On the IPMaps one-to-one NAT suggestion. We're putting a freeS/WAN VPN
behind this. All the docs advise not to put a VPN behind NAT, but that
it may work in limited circumstances. This was why the bridging/pppoe
setup seemed better.
I think I have NAT twice here, once by netfiler for the locally connected
LAN, and then again by the Cayman router in its normal setup.
I used pppoeconf, an ncurses program which writes to
jumpgate2:~# pon dsl-provider
jumpgate2:~# ps aux | grep pppd
root 6018 0.3 0.3 1996 892 ? S 09:07 0:00
/usr/sbin/pppd call dsl-provider
jumpgate2:~# tail /var/log/messages
Mar 24 09:07:46 jumpgate2 pppd: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Mar 24 09:07:47 jumpgate2 pppd: Serial connection established.
Mar 24 09:07:47 jumpgate2 pppd: Using interface ppp0
Mar 24 09:07:47 jumpgate2 pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/2
Mar 24 09:07:47 jumpgate2 pppd: LCP terminated by peer
Mar 24 09:07:50 jumpgate2 pppd: Connection terminated.
Maybe I need to re-install rp-pppoe and take it from there.
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