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Re: PPPoE access server

Thank you Adria,

I was able to use the pppoe-server binary from the pppoe package to
listen for and respond to discovery packets.  I'm using the radius ppp
module to delegate authentication to FreeRADIUS.  This is all working
well for me.  I plan to spend a little time hooking up an LDAP server so
that I don't have to edit /etc/freeradius/users file every time I get a
new subscriber.

Perhaps I'll write a perl web front end to managing subscribers with



On Tue, 2013-03-05 at 09:16 +0200, Adrian Minta; wrote:
> Is not a debian solution, but some providers in my country have 
> successfully use the following combination: FreeBSD+MPD5+Intel NIC.
> On 03/04/2013 10:06 PM, C.J. Adams-Collier KF7BMP wrote:
> > Hello folks,
> >
> > I'm thinking about changing my current subscriber setup from extending a
> > single L2 bridge to all customers over to PPPoE.  I expect that I can
> > then perform rate limiting with pppd, get a better sense of usage by way
> > of RADIUS as well as allowing customer devices to authenticate
> > themselves when they establish their ppp session.
> >
> > Is there any documentation on setting up such an access server?  The
> > only ppp docs I found with a basic search of the terms were from the
> > good olde modem days.  I was hoping I was missing something pretty
> > drastic.  Perhaps folks have switched to 802.1x?  Perhaps nobody uses
> > linux as an access server?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > C.J.
> >

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