System Administration Guide: Resource Management and Network Services

How to Configure an Interface for a PPPoE Client

  1. Become superuser on the PPPoE client.

  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 PPPoE. For instructions, refer to /usr/sbin/sppptun Command.