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Re: t-dsl

On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 08:12:18AM +0200, Robert Waldner wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Jul 2000 22:04:45 -0300, Linux Newbie writes:
> >	This may sound like a silly question, but what is the
> >use/purpose of PPP over Ethernet? Why is it better than setting up a
> >connection with ifconfig eth0?
> Afaik Deutsche Telekom uses PPPoE for authentication/billing purposes, 
> so he may not have the choice...

As do many state-side DSL providers.

Basically it's cheaper for the ISP to terminate DSL with PPPoE and they
can get some of the 'benefits' of PPP like some basic authentication
and accounting.  Since it's cheaper for the ISP, it's often the only
choice for consumers.

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