Chapter 27. PPP

Table of Contents
27.1. Synopsis
27.2. Configuring PPP
27.3. Troubleshooting PPP Connections
27.4. Using PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
27.5. Using PPP over ATM (PPPoA)

27.1. 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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