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Author Topic: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?  (Read 969 times)

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A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« on: May 26, 2017, 10:37:04 PM »

It would, occasionally, be useful to have a local PPPoE server for testing purposes.
  • Would a Raspberry-Pi provide sufficient hardware resources for a PPPoE server?
  • Has anyone built, configured and used such a server?
  • Are there clear, concise, details available for the above?
  • If not, would someone like to create such a guide?
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 01:09:08 AM »

It was back in the days of dial-up when I last tried setting up a machine as a PPP server. It was fairly straightforward, so I wonder how hard it can be to add the "oE" part?

Anyway, here's an old post from someone who tried to get a PPPoE server running. It (rightly) notes that PPP itself has no real notion of the client or server side - the two are point-to-point peers.
http://darmawan-salihun.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/setting-up-basic-pppoe-server-in-linux.html

It is generic Linux, rather than Pi-specific.

This post has a Pi acting as radius server, but leaves the PPPoE to a Mikrotik. Close, but no cigar.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=72914
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 04:38:15 PM »

Thank you for those two links. It looks as if the former, although rather old in terms of the software, covers the relevant steps.
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 04:56:59 PM »

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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 05:04:23 PM »

I hadn't seen that thread . . . So thank you for mentioning it. However it does seem as if the originator was attempting to configure a PPPoE client on the R-Pi.  :-\
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 10:54:22 AM »

I came across this some time ago when I was playing about with a server.

https://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/pppoe
https://poundcomment.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/pppoe-server-on-ubuntu/

Not sure if you could adapt it to work on a  Raspberry-Pi ?.
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 07:33:21 PM »

Thank you for the links.  :)

rp-pppoe is the source of the code that is used in most Linux kernel based distributions and is well-known, solid & stable.
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 06:30:24 PM »

Hi bcat. ;-)

How time flies- turns out it has been 4 years since I spent some time on implementing PPPoE server  with raspi, Roaring Penguin and cli.
IIRC at that time I  also tried zeroshell and ended up selecting a vyos VM.

I know that advice that begins 'first have an installed pfSense firewall system" is not always perceived as an easy solution! ;-)

But I am finding administering pfSense via web GUI  much much less effort than FOSS Linux cli  :-)

"pfSense PPPoE Server Configuration"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Eez_9x3yro

Do let us all know how you get on.



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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 06:59:00 PM »

Hi bcat. ;-)

[b*cat waves a black paw, in greeting. I see its been a while since you last posted . . .  ;)  ]

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How time flies- turns out it has been 4 years since I spent some time on implementing PPPoE server  with raspi, Roaring Penguin and cli.

I was thinking about doing so, for testing purposes, when I have a G.993.2 link set-up.

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I know that advice that begins 'first have an installed pfSense firewall system" is not always perceived as an easy solution! ;-)

But I am finding administering pfSense via web GUI  much much less effort than FOSS Linux cli  :-)

"pfSense PPPoE Server Configuration"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Eez_9x3yro

Thank you for the suggestion. I've made a note to watch the video, later on . . .

I may end up purchasing another R-Pi.  :D
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 07:47:31 PM »

I run a PPPoE server on pFsense  - it enables me to run a BT HH5 as a LAN extender via it's WAN port :)
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Re: A Raspberry-Pi as a PPPoE Server?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 08:03:52 PM »

I run a PPPoE server on pFsense  - it enables me to run a BT HH5 as a LAN extender via it's WAN port :)

That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.  :)
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