rp-pppoe  3.15
About: RP-PPPoE is a free PPPoE client for Linux and Solaris systems to connect to PPPoE service providers (if no router is used). PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is a protocol used by many ADSL Internet Service Providers.
  Fossies Dox: rp-pppoe-3.15.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

rp-pppoe Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies rp-pppoe-3.15.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

pppoe: a PPP-over-Ethernet redirector for pppd
Copyright (C) 2001-2012 Roaring Penguin Software Inc.
Copyright (C) 2018-2021 Dianne Skoll

Some inspiration from an earlier client by Luke Stras.

The MSS clamping was inspired by mssclampfw by Marc Boucher <marc@mbsi.ca>
with acknowledgements to Rebel.com (http://www.rebel.com).  However, the
actual MSS clamping code is original and is licensed under the GPL, unlike
the original mssclampfw.


pppoe is a user-space redirector which permits the use of PPPoE
(Point-to-Point Over Ethernet) with Linux.  PPPoE is used by many
DSL service providers.



1) Linux 2.2.9 or later on Intel, Sparc or PowerPC.  It may work on
   Alpha, too -- anyone care to let me know?


   Linux 2.0.36 or later.


   FreeBSD, NetBSD or OpenBSD with BPF support, though this is old,
   unmaintained, and may no longer work.

2) pppd 2.3.10 or later.  Versions 2.3.7 and later work unless you use
   demand-dialling.  For demand dialling, you *must* use 2.3.10 or later.


If you're lucky, the "quickstart" method will work.  After unpacking
the archive, become root and type:


This should configure, compile and install the software and set up your
DSL connection.  You'll have to answer a few questions along the way.

If you want the GUI wrapper, type:


If ./go and ./go-gui didn't work, read the rest of this README.


Compile and install pppd if you don't already have it.  Then:

1) Unpack:

	$ tar xzvf rp-pppoe-xxx.tar.gz

2) Change to source directory:

	$ cd src

3) Configure:

	$ ./configure

4) Compile:

	$ make

4) Install (this step must be done as root)

	# make install

5) Now read doc/HOW-TO-CONNECT

Dianne Skoll <dianne@skoll.ca>