PPPoE + ADSL on FreeBSD 4.4

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Old 03-07-2002
PPPoE + ADSL on FreeBSD 4.4

Hi everyone,

This is basically my problem. I setup freebsd, and wanted to get my adsl connection up which uses pppoe to connect. I followed the steps in this (http://free.mine.nu/~squirrel/PPPoE/...oE%20Howto.htm) manual and configured everything successfully. The problem begins when i run the command "ppp -bacgkround pppoe"

I get the following error:

Warning: Bad label in /etc/ppp/ppp.conf (line 5) - missing colon
Warning: Bad label in /etc/ppp/ppp.conf (line 6) - missing colon
Warning: Bad label in /etc/ppp/ppp.conf (line 7) - missing colon
Warning: Bad label in /etc/ppp/ppp.conf (line 8) - missing colon

From looking at the Handbook, and the manu above, I did not notice anywhere that says i should put a colon. For the heck of it I did putit in and the same problem appear. I've tried to get my connect up for a month now with no luck. PLEAse someone help.

# 2  
Old 03-07-2002
You may try to find your answer in here

It described and teaches the adsl connection step by step. Perhaps this URL works.
# 3  
Old 03-07-2002
Thanks for the link, but i still keep getting the colon missing error.
# 4  
Old 03-07-2002
as a root have you tried adsl -start, The adsl need to be started frst before you run the pppd. if you did state what is your pppd version pppd --version

Another URL that might get handy on this situation
# 5  
Old 03-07-2002
I decided to use the freebsd default file, just change few lines such as:

set device PPPoE:dc0Smilieapchap

And in /etc/rc.conf i set the mode to background.

So now when i run ppp -background papchap

I get this error now

tun3: Error: chat_write: Network unreachable
tun3: Warning: Caht script failed

Also what is this "add default HISADDR"

is HISADDR should be some kind of IP?
# 6  
Old 03-08-2002
modify four lines in the file /etc/ppp/ppp.conf.

You will find the following lines at the end of /etc/ppp/ppp.conf:


# edit the next three lines and replace the items in caps with
# the values which have been assigned by your ISP:

set phone PHONE_NUM
set authname USERNAME
set authkey PASSWORD

Assuming your ISP name is MYISP, your phone # is 123-1212, your username is USER and your password is PASS, you would do the following:


set phone 555-1212
set authname USER
set authkey PASS

Save your changes and from the command line do this:

# ppp -auto MYISP

Now ping an IP or access your network. Your modem should dial your ISP and connect. That's all there is to it.

Note that this assumes your modem is on com1. If not, tweak the beginning of your ppp.conf file under the default: section.
# 7  
Old 03-08-2002
killerserv, please reread the thread. The user is connecting via ADSL, not dialup.
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