Subject: Re: PPP over Ethernet integrated into -current
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2001 10:58:30
> 1) You need at least
> pseudo-device pppoe 1 # or 2 or something
> in your kernel config file, otherwise pppoectl will give an error code
> 4294967295 (or similar). Don't know where/why the negative number is
> being returned to userland.
Oh, heh, should have stated that requirement ;-)
I'll look into the bad error reporting.
> 2) Haven't got the netstart.local script working yet. Didn't have
> much time to try this morning. Will try again tonight (or in a month).
A good way to track down this configuration issues is to do
"ifconfig pppoe0 debug" to turn on additional debug output (and use
"ifconfig pppoe0 -debug" to turn it off again).
This will syslog all PPP negotiation messages (albeit slightly cryptic).
P.S.: A generic bug in the sppp routines causes spurios "illegal IPCP up" or
"down" messages sometimes. These typically do not cause any harm.