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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Need help on DSL conection under Linux
From: "Dale W Hodge" <dwh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 22:33:50 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ssaner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:ssaner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Steven Saner
> First, is Southwestern Bell doing PPPOE? I didn't think that they
> were. I thought it was just a bridged connection.

If they are doing what I think they are doing, then yes it PPPoE using an
ethernet bridge -- which because they are tunneling, is transparent. That is,
neither the bridge nor the ethernet card has an IP address assigned.

> Have you been given
> a static IP address, or is it dynamic. These are things that would be
> good to know. In general, however, it does not make sense to have
> for your IP address and for a default
> gateway. The default gateway needs to be in the same network as your
> IP address.

Don't bet on it.  I have an address of, yet the gateway on the
other end of the line is  As long as they have their routing
tables set up properly, it only matters is where the next hop is.


Dale W Hodge - dwh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Air Capital Linux User's Group  (ACLUG)

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