System Administration Guide: Network Services

/usr/lib/inet/pppoed Daemon

The pppoed daemon accepts broadcasts for services from prospective PPPoE clients. Additionally, pppoed negotiates the server side of the PPPoE tunnel and runs pppd, the PPP daemon, over that tunnel.

You configure pppoed services in the /etc/ppp/pppoe and /etc/ppp/pppoe.device files. If /etc/ppp/pppoe exists when the system boots, pppoed runs automatically. You can also explicitly run the pppoed daemon on the command line by typing /usr/lib/inet/pppoed.