System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Configure an Interface for a PPPoE Client

Use this procedure to define the Ethernet interface to be used for the PPPoE tunnel.

  1. Become superuser on the PPPoE client or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Add the name of the Ethernet interface with the DSL connection to the /etc/ppp/pppoe.if file.

    For example, you add the following entry to /etc/ppp/pppoe.if for a PPPoE client that uses hme0 as the network interface that is connected to the DSL modem.


    For more information about /etc/ppp/pppoe.if, go to /etc/ppp/pppoe.if File.

  3. Configure the interface for PPPoE use.

    # /etc/init.d/pppd start
  4. (Optional) Verify that the interface is now plumbed for PPPoE.

    # /usr/sbin/sppptun query

    You can also use the /usr/sbin/sppptun command to manually plumb interfaces for PPPoE. For instructions, refer to /usr/sbin/sppptun Command.