System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Define a PPPoE Access Server Peer

You define the access server in the /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file. Many of the options that are used for the access server are also used to define the dial-in server in a dial-up scenario. For a detailed explanation of /etc/ppp/peers.peer-name, refer to /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name File.

  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. Define the service provider's PPPoE access server in the /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name file.

    For example, the following file, /etc/ppp/peers/dslserve, defines the access server dslserve at Far ISP that is introduced in Example of a Configuration for a PPPoE Tunnel.

    # cat /etc/ppp/peers/dslserve
    connect "/usr/lib/inet/pppoec hme0"
    user Red
    password redsecret

    For a definition of the options in this file, go to /etc/ppp/peers/peer-name File for Defining an Access Server Peer.

  3. Modify the other PPP configuration files on the PPPoE client.

    1. Configure /etc/ppp/options as described in the instructions for configuring a dial-out machine in Configuring the Dial-out Machine.

    2. Create an /etc/ppp/options.sppptun file. /etc/ppp/options.sppptun defines PPP options for the serial port to which the interface that is plumbed for PPPoE is attached.

      You can use any options that are available for the /etc/ppp/options.ttyname file that is described in /etc/ppp/options.ttyname Configuration File. You must name the file /etc/ppp/options.sppptun because sppptun is the specified device name in the pppd configuration.

  4. Ensure that all users can start PPP on the client.

    # touch /etc/ppp/options
  5. Test if PPP can run over the DSL line.

    % pppd debug updetach call dslserve

    dslserve is the name that is given to the access server at the ISP that is shown in Example of a Configuration for a PPPoE Tunnel. The debug updetach option causes debugging information to be displayed in a terminal window.

    If PPP is running correctly, the terminal output shows the link becoming active. If PPP still does not run, try the following command to see if the servers are running correctly:

    # /usr/lib/inet/pppoec -i hme0

    Note –

    Users of configured PPPoE clients can begin running PPP over a DSL line by typing the following:

    % pppd call ISP-server-name

    Then the users can run an application or a service.

See Also

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