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I'm setting up a transparent proxy/filter server, I've encountered many issues.

My Question. With a PPPOE DSL modem how do I negotiate a connection from my server. I am putting the server between the modem and the router (now just a switch and wifi AP)

The router did the PPPOE login for me.

My modem can be put into the following modes. PPPOE on modem, PPPOE on computer(router), & bridge.

I thought I could connect to the modem with a static IP with my 2nd NIC with the PPPOE on the modem. This didn't seem to work. For example the modem's ip is so I set a static IP of This has worked in the past to connect and configure the modem.
Any help would be great!

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 16:25

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You probably need your server up to do the pppoe authentication. Look at these instructions. I think they will help you to do this,

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Thanks txwikinger but that's a different scenario, that's installing over network with pppoe used at boot. I'll try the pppoeconf command again. Just not sure why it isn't working... – M J Aug 6 '10 at 18:11

Maybe you will need the pppoeconf command.

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tried the ppposeconf command, no go. – M J Aug 7 '10 at 3:40
Can you be more specific about what failed with pppoeconf? It seems like that is the preferred method of configuring.. well.. pppoe. – SpamapS Aug 9 '10 at 4:57

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