[CentOS] Newbie ADSL configuration, ppp0 can't activate &

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sun Jul 15 18:30:39 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 12:44 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> >Message: 10
> >Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 11:44:52 -0400
> >From: Walt Reed <centos at linuxguy.com>
> <snip>

>  If you have one that doesn't, a cheap Linksys "router" can do
> >the NAT and PPPoE for you if you don't fee comfortable doing it in
> >Linux.
> Walt in our former home, we had Cable Modem access for 3+ years and I
> used a Linksys Router/Switch there. We live in South America, so I'd
> need to have one shipped from the states. I think I can get it going,
> with IPCop or Devil-Linux.
> <snip>

> I downloaded the latest versions of Devil-Linux and IPCop this morning.
> They both have things I like. Devil-Linux does not require a hard drive
> and runs off a CD-ROM and a write protected floppy, which for security,
> I think is better. IPCop has much more documentation, can run headless
> and has some other things I like. I think I will try IPCop first.

I've been using IPCop several years now on a cable setup in the boonies
(few users, low sharing of bandwidth, great throughput). Since version
4.10, I've not one complaint about it. On an old Aptiva real 486DX/66MHz
with ISA cards, appx. 400KB/sec. A 100MHz AMD x586 (486DX equiv on a 386
main board, appx, 470-500MB/sec using the same ISA cards. My current
Pentium 200MHz with PCI RTL 81390-based el cheapo NICs has seen as high
as 700KB/sec from really good sites on downloads.

Biggest boon, IMO: LFS based. Source is available and you can tweak,
modify, contribute as you desire.

No experience (lack of need/desire) with Devil-Linux.

Good luck on your new setup.

> Thanks much for your input! Lanny
> <snip sig stuff>


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