Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Apr 30 19:28:38 PDT 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:33:50PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> <rant>
> I see absolutely no reason for the pppoe protocol.  You have an ethernet
> connection--this is not dialup.  A simple dhcp is all that is needed.
> pppoe adds complication and overhead.  Its a solution to a non problem.

Agreed. MAC-based authentication would do the same thing. But then, you
have to call the ISP (or they force you to a site via a proxy) anytime
you change MAC addresses so that you can be verified.


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