[CentOS] ipoe vs pppoe...

John Doe

jdmls at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 8 15:54:59 UTC 2012

From: Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

> At Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:31:54 -0700 (PDT) CentOS mailing list 
> <centos at centos.org> wrote:
>>  we are currently using pppd to connect to the net through pppoe.
>>  Some providers seem to propose ipoe instead of pppoe and I cannot find any 
> clue on how/where/if_possible to set up such connection in CentOS.
>>  Anybody has any experience with ipoe...?
> ipoe?  Do you mean plain old dhcp?  If so, you just need the dhcp
> client package installed (dhcpv6-client-1.0.10-20.el5 under CentOS 5). 
> This should be installed by default.  Then you just need to configure
> the NIC to use DHCP as its BOOT protocol and you should be all set. 
> There is no authentification or other nonsense.

I am not really sure...
The 'ipoe' protocol is used by some SDSL providers.
Maybe it is something as simple as that (dhcp), and that would be nice, but some people also talk about authentication and more...


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