rp-pppoe

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at ums.usu.ru
Sun Apr 30 19:38:34 PDT 2006


Archaic wrote:
> 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.

No, this is not the same thing. You can change your password when the old one is 
leaked. With the MAC address, this is harder.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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