Open source software security

Verizon DSL on Linux

30 November -0001
3. GETTING MY VERIZON ACCOUNT WORKING WITH RP-PPOE

Ok, this was a bit more problematic, but was by no means impossible. The first step is to navigate to Roaring Penguin Software and download PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet). I'm using rp-pppoe-3.2-1.i386.rpm to facilitate my connection. I'm using tulip.c as the driver for my ethernet card. Once the RP-PPPoE RPM is downloaded you have to:

rpm -Uvh rp-pppoe-3.2-1.i386.rpm rp-pppoe-gui-3.2-1.i386.rpm /usr/bin/tkpppoe

Make sure to follow all the readme instructions. I noted that I had to kill all the setup on my Ethernet card, setting it to be enabled, but not giving it any specific IP addresses, DNS servers, etc. Next su to root and run the setup program by typing:

adsl-setup

Then answer the questions that follow and reboot. To start all you have to do is issue (as root):

adsl-start

You can stop the adsl connection with:

adsl-stop

And away you go. Make sure that you follow all the instructions in the README file.