Do you guys using PPPoE on WAN use the m0n0wall router directly to the ISP, with no modem in between?
Is THAT when you configure PPPoE?
No. I am not an expert but I guess the most common PPPoE implementation is when you have an ethernet dumb
ADSL modem acting just as a bridge between your router/computer and your internet-provider dslam: so there's a modem plugged to the m0n0wall. This way the adsl modem
just takes care of estabilishing the adsl sync, set up the virtual circuit and such, but doesn't estabilish a direct PPP connection neither gets his own IP, so you need some kind of a system (a personal computer or a router, including monowall) to estabilish the real connection over ppp, to supply username and password, have the ip assigned to the interface and the like.
If the internet provider brings ethernet directly to your home with no need to have a modem in the between, then you usually assign an IP address directly to your network cards, no reason to do PPPoE in that case ...
Ok, thanks, maybe thats it.
The modem/router from the ISP is supposed to handle it, but if you for some reason dont want to use that modem as a routerm, and instead bridge it (so its just a modem and not a router) then you need for example m0n0wall to handle the PPPoE stuff.
I guess some kind of PPP could be needed even if ethernet straight to the home, for authentication or such....maybe :s