On Thu, 11 May 2006, Niall O Broin wrote:
> The program that's running is pppd. One thing I absolutely would
> try is another distribution, simply for testing purposes.
If we're allowed to suggest using different distributions, well may I
suggest Fedora Core? The following EWORKSFORME on FC4, connecting to
Netsource with the Eircom wholesale 'IP' product (so should work for
consumer Eircom Broadband too, with the appropriate changes):
- the username 'pauls-username' to suit, in both files. Password in
- If you don't run a local caching DNS server, change
PEERDNS=no to yes
# grep pauls-username /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
"pauls-username at netsource.ie" * "pauls-password"
# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-netsource
USER=pauls-username at netsource.ie
# Specific desired AC Name
# Specific desired service name
# Character to echo at each poll. Use PING="" if you don't want
# anything echoed
# Do you want to use synchronous PPP? "yes" or "no". "yes" is much
# easier on CPU usage, but may not work for you. It is safer to use
# "no", but you may want to experiment with "yes". "yes" is generally
# safe on Linux machines with the n_hdlc line discipline; unsafe on
# Do you want to clamp the MSS? Here's how to decide:
# - If you have only a SINGLE computer connected to the ADSL modem, choose
# - If you have a computer acting as a gateway for a LAN, choose "1412".
# The setting of 1412 is safe for either setup, but uses slightly
# CPU power.
# LCP echo interval and failure count.
# PPPOE_TIMEOUT should be about 4*LCP_INTERVAL
# Firewalling: One of NONE, STANDALONE or MASQUERADE
# Linux kernel-mode plugin for pppd. If you want to try the
# plugin, use LINUX_PLUGIN=/etc/ppp/plugins/rp-pppoe.so
# Any extra arguments to pass to pppoe. Normally, use a blank string
# like this:
# Rumour has it that "Citizen's Communications" with a 3Com
# HomeConnect ADSL Modem DualLink requires these extra options:
# PPPOE_EXTRA="-f 3c12:3c13 -S ISP"
# Any extra arguments to pass to pppd. Normally, use a blank string
# like this:
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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