pppoe grinds to a halt

Anton Rolls anton at wilddsl.net.au
Thu Sep 20 14:57:25 UTC 2007

Hi Donn,

Sounds like a timeout or keep-alive problem of some kind.
Maybe some suggestions on this page will help.



> Hello again,
> I have (yet another) problem with my Internet connection.
> My WISP has recently switched to pppoe. I ran pppoeconf and it 
> generated /etc/ppp/peers/dsl-provider, all good. I use pon 
> dsl-provider to 
> connect and that works too.
> The mystery is this: after a time (that varies) the tap seems to 
> close and I 
> cannot surf or get mail. The ppp0 interface is still up but the 
> taps are off.
> I 'poff' and 'pon' again and instantly the flow is back.
> What could be causing this? Any clues?
> /d

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