Subject: Re: Configuring SDSL Modem
To: Christoph Egger <>
From: Gilbert Fernandes <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/30/2004 22:39:45
On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 03:48:20PM +0200, Christoph Egger wrote:

> What does the 'A' of PPPoA stand for?

stands for atm. when you use your machine as client
you use pppoe between your machine and the modem, then
the modem uses pppoa, going through the dslam then
bas until it gets in the ip domain of your isp. when
you use a modem-router, it does the connection and handles
it (as pppoa) and then acts as a router for local
machines, like your pc or whatever.

Gilbert Fernandes