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Managing Serial Networks Using UUCP and PPP in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

How 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 an administrator on the PPPoE client.

    For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

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

    For example, 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.