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Re: PPPOE coming along?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: PPPOE coming along?
- From: Brad Knowles <blk_(_at_)_skynet_(_dot_)_be>
- Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 18:17:03 +0100
At 12:12 PM +0100 1999/11/21, Brad Knowles wrote:
I'm shortly going to have a WaveLAN-stype setup here at home,
connecting to an ADSL modem, and I will have a firewall machine
on this network. I'd really, *really*, *REALLY* like to be running
OpenBSD (for obvious security reasons), and I assume that PPPoE is
Nevermind. It turns out that Alcatel did something heinously
evil in the way they handle residential ADSL authentication over
here in Europe (they own something like 90% of the market for the
telco side), so PPPoE isn't an issue.
Of course, the standard ADSL package which would be paid for by
my employer also explicitly prohibits more than one computer being
connected (including through a router, firewall, or NAT server), so
I'm going to have to decide whether I want to blatantly violate those
rules (which they might be able to detect?), see if my employer will
go for the more expensive solution, or perhaps just have to pay the
difference. We'll see.
 By "heinously evil", I mean that you get your IP address via
DHCP, you telnet to their server, you then log into a web page, and
the server checks your IP address to see if it belongs to your ISP
and your account & password to see if they match. If the IP address
is wrong, you have to release that address and get another one, then
start over. If everything matches, you're connected for as long as
you maintain that connection to their telnet server -- if *anything*
causes that connection to be dropped, you're terminated and you have
to log in again.
Blech. Double blech. Blech say I!
These are my opinions -- not to be taken as official Skynet policy
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