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PPP / ADSL / demand / GUI prompt question

Kevin Ross put forth on 10/31/2009 4:36 PM:

> If there's any uncertainty on your part, maybe you could tell us what ISP
> you're using, and in what geographic region.

DHCP = username and password _not_ required
DHCP has no concept of security credentials

PPPoE = username and password _required_
PPPoE is all about security credentials

The uneducated may unknowingly assume these two terms refer to the same
thing (they don't), as one important result of both is a dynamically
assigned IP address.  However, the architecture of how each of these
works is quite different.


Hope this helps.


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