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 From:  "Quark IT - Hilton Travis" <hilton at quarkit dot com dot au>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  PPPoE
 Date:  Sat, 24 Jul 2004 08:14:51 +1000
Hi Manuel,

Now, I'm not sure if this is even a valid question, I have a funny
feeling it may well have valid parts and invalid parts.  Many people
have an ADSL provider that will use PPPoA as the only connection method.
This generally means that the ADSL router needs to establish the PPPoA
connection to the ISP, which then NATs to the m0n0wall, which further
NATs into the LAN.  Often, the router then fscks with VPN capabilities
resulting in no VPN functionality at all.

Now, would it even be possible to have the m0n0wall provide the PPPoA
connection?  I don't think so, but it is worth asking.  If this is not
possible, then is it possible to have a few more options in the PPPoE
section, such as Encapsulation and Modulation.

The reason I'm asking is that there is constant chatter on other mailing
lists about these functionalities missing from other router/firewall
distros, and it would be REALLY nice to have these users migrate to



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