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Re: Is there a PPPoE client for Linux?

On 1 Jun 1999, Arcady Genkin wrote:

> My ISP is going to implement that crap for my ADSL connection. They'll 
> of course be only supporting WinXX. Should I start looking for another 
> ISP?

PPP over Ethernet is a truly stupid idea whose purpose is to allow DSLAM
manufacturers to sell equipment to both the telephone companies and ISPs.
(Why would you want to provide access to a packet-switched network over a
circuit-switched network simulated on a packet-switched network?  Ick!)
If there are any alternatives, I'd suggest switching.  I was unable to
find any information at DejaNews or AltaVista about support it, though.

I think the answer is "no".
Jonathan Guthrie (jguthrie@brokersys.com)
Brokersys  +281-895-8101   http://www.brokersys.com/
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