Subject: Re: hardware for PPPoE
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/30/2004 22:58:10
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 09:30:05AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 10:35:22PM +0000, Fco. Valladolid wrote:
> > Recently i setup pppoe under a old PC Celeron 300/64MB/4.3GB/ can you say what amount
> > of hardware I need for this purpose, thanks.
> For the in-kernel PPPoE implementation you can basically use any hardware that
> is able to route the bandwidth you want to use. Anything running NetBSD
> with two ethernet interfaces will do for DSL connections.
> If there are machines that fit that description but can not keep up with
> a DSL connection, I would like to hear about them :-)

I have a sparc IPC with 2.0 and the in-kernel pppoe. At 512kbs it uses about
20% CPU. A DSL connection can be up to 8mbs ... I can't afford such a
connection to test, but I'm not sure the IPC would keep up with the load.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference