pppoe grinds to a halt
donn.ingle at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 13:20:08 BST 2007
Given the OP, here are two sections from the pppd man page. Can anyone help me
Initiate the link only on demand, i.e. when data traffic is present. With
this option, the remote IP address must be specified by the user on the
command line or in an options file. Pppd will initially configure the
interface and enable it for IP traffic without connecting to the peer. When
traffic is available, pppd will connect to the peer and perform negotiation,
authentication, etc. When this is completed, pppd will commence passing data
packets (i.e., IP packets) across the link.
The demand option implies the persist option. If this behaviour is not
desired, use the nopersist option after the demand option. The idle and
holdoff options are also useful in conjunction with the demand option.
Specifies that pppd should disconnect if the link is idle for n seconds. The
link is idle when no data packets (i.e. IP packets) are being sent or
received. Note: it is not advisable to use this option with the persist
option without the demand option. If the active-filter option is given, data
packets which are rejected by the specified activity filter also count as the
link being idle.
It sounds like I need persist (to reconnect). Then I need idle (to force the
link down, so that it can reconnect) - but I can't figure that demand option
out. For a start I don't know the remote IP (it gets found by pppoe magic).
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