Chapter 28. PPP

Table of Contents
28.1. Synopsis
28.2. Configuring PPP
28.3. Troubleshooting PPP Connections
28.4. Using PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
28.5. Using PPP over ATM (PPPoA)

28.1. Synopsis

FreeBSD supports the Point-to-Point (PPP) protocol which can be used to establish a network or Internet connection using a dial-up modem. This chapter describes how to configure modem-based communication services in FreeBSD.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • How to configure, use, and troubleshoot a PPP connection.

  • How to set up PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).

  • How to set up PPP over ATM (PPPoA).

Before reading this chapter, you should:

  • Be familiar with basic network terminology.

  • Understand the basics and purpose of a dial-up connection and PPP.

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